This tutorial provides an overview of the Java™ 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Connector Architecture (JCA). The tutorial starts with a high-level look at JCA, encompassing its place in the J2EE architecture, how it works to integrate enterprise-level systems, and the base elements of the architecture. In the sections that follow, you'll explore each of these elements in more detail, with step-by-step descriptions and examples. The course closes with a look at a sample application that will help you see how all the parts of a JCA-compliant and enabled system work together.
To get the most from the tutorial, you should be familiar with Java programming and object-oriented programming concepts. You should also have a high-level understanding of J2EE and J2EE applications.
Sample code (helloworldra.zip) is provided with this tutorial and will be explained as you go along. To execute and test the sample code, you will need a J2EE application server environment that supports the J2EE Connector Architecture. The source code is supplied in standard J2EE packaging; see your J2EE application server environment for deployment details.