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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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Conclusion

In this chapter, we learned about an important J2EE resource foundation—the J2EE Connector Architecture. You can use this part of the J2EE specification in your applications, whether they are accessing ubiquitous relational databases or more obscure types of Enterprise Information Systems. The coming improvements and responsibilities in J2C with version 1.5 demonstrate its significance to the J2EE 1.4 architecture, as implemented by WAS v6. Performance and stability benefits should greatly outweigh any effort required in rewriting legacy code that may connect to these systems using proprietary or home-grown APIs. That is consistent with a founding principle of J2EE—focus on the business logic and allow the infrastructure to do the ...

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