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Michael Remijan
Michael Remijan is a System Architect at the Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis. He is co-author of 'EJB 3 In Action Second', an active blogger in the Java EE community, a Java EE Guardian, and JavaOne presenter. He has developed enterprise systems for B2C and B2B commerce, manufacturing, astronomy, agriculture, telecommunications, national defense, healthcare, and financial areas.

Bootstrap CDI 2.0 in Java SE


This is a quick reference for bootstrapping CDI 2.0 in a Java SE application.

CDI 2.0 (JSR 365)

Maven Dependency



File location is /META-INF/beans.xml. This file is optional, though I’ve found it’s still good to have.

<beans version="2.0" 
     http://xmlns.jcp.org/xml/ns/javaee http://xmlns.jcp.org/xml/ns/javaee/beans_2_0.xsd" 
        <exclude name="org.jboss.weld.**" />

Java SE Application

package org.ferris.cdi.example.main;

import javax.enterprise.inject.se.SeContainer;
import javax.enterprise.inject.se.SeContainerInitializer;

 * The main() method for this application
 * @author <a href="mailto:mjremijan@yahoo.com">Mike Remijan</a>
public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args) {

        SeContainer container
            = SeContainerInitializer.newInstance().initialize();

        Main main
            = container.select(Main.class).get();

        //. . .


That’s it…enjoy!

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