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JBoss AS 5 Development by Francesco Marchioni

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Configuring the connection to the database

The Java Connector Architecture(JCA) , part of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), specifies a standard architecture for accessing resources in diverse Enterprise Information Systems(EIS) .

The connector architecture is implemented both in the application server and in an EIS-specific resource adapter.

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What is a resource adapter?

Put it simply, a resource adapter is a system library specific to an EIS that provides connectivity to the EIS. You can imagine it like a JDBC driver. The following diagram depicts the Java Connector Architecture's main components:

Configuring the connection to the database

As you can see, the JCA API is based ...

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