Chapter 34. Resource Connections
Java EE components can access a wide variety of resources, including databases, mail sessions, Java Message Service objects, JAXR connection factories, and URLs. The Java EE 5 platform provides mechanisms that allow you to access all these resources in a similar manner. This chapter describes how to get connections to several types of resources.
Resources and JNDI Naming
In a distributed application, components need to access other components and resources such as databases. For example, a servlet might invoke remote methods on an enterprise bean that retrieves information from a database. In the Java EE platform, the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) naming service enables components to locate other components ...