Chapter 35. Understanding J2CA Through the WLI Application Integration Framework

Introduction to Application Integration

There has always been a need to integrate disparate applications. Many “stovepipe applications,” which cater to the need of a specific business unit such as marketing or sales, exist in the enterprise. These applications were often developed in house or were best-of-the-breed packaged solutions. In the 1990s middleware products helped “glue” some of these applications point-to-point, solving some problems in the short term but also introducing some ...

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