Connecting to engine API via EJB3 and "bonita home" property

My issue is setting up the properties files needed by the client JAR to make the connection. The documentation says "Update the bonita-client.properties file configured in the ${bonita.home}/client/conf folder for the bonita client to connect to the server with the appropriate API type." I did not create a bonita home directory because I want to use programmatic configuration. What's more, that very page itself says that the "bonita home client" is deprecated.