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Oracle Application Server 10g: J2EE Deployment and Administration by Erin Mulder, Jan Machacek, Michael Wessler, Rob Harrop

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Chapter 12. J2EE Connectors

J2EE data sources let you easily manage JDBC connections, but what about connections to other enterprise information systems like SAP or Siebel? Using the J2EE Connector Architecture, you can configure resource adapters that allow secure, transactional access to these systems from the J2EE applications.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following:

  • How J2EE Connectors work

  • OC4J support for the J2EE Connector Architecture

  • Finding and configuring Connectors

  • Deploying Connectors

What Are J2EE Connectors?

Years ago, when an application needed to talk to a database, it had to open a socket, connect to the database server, and communicate according to some proprietary protocol. All of this connection code polluted the business logic ...

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