“One writes only half the book; the other half is with the reader.”

—Joseph Conrad, English Novelist

Welcome to Java Connector Architecture. It is indeed a privilege to write this book and get an opportunity to share with you my experience with adapters in general, and the Java adapter standard known as Java Connector Architecture in particular. The value of this book depends on its use and your participation in implementing the ideas and concepts and improving the technology and techniques discussed in this book. The target audience includes hardcore developers tasked with the onerous job of integrating applications, architects managing the bigger picture and defining the target architectures, teams evaluating adapters available ...

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