Introducing Connector Architecture
The Java solution to application integration in a heterogeneous environment is the J2EE Connector architecture. The architecture provides a standard way to connect to legacy and non-Java systems. As you will learn, the architecture allows EIS providers to create a single resource that allows any J2EE application server to access the EIS. In addition, the architecture defines a standard API that allows you to program against any supported EIS by using a standard set of API calls.
Today's lesson discusses and uses version 1.0 of the Connector architecture, but there is already a JSR proposing version 2.0 of the architecture. This version may include support for a number of items, including Common Client Interface ...