WebSphere Adapter Development

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Published 20 June 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738497223
ISBN-13: 9780738497228
IBM Form #: SG24-6387-00
(478 pages)

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Authors: Saida Davies, William Moore, Albert Chung, Qian Li Jin, Gregorio Patino, Lakshminarayanan Sreenivasan (S L)


This IBM Redbooks publication shows you how to develop a JCA resource adapter based on IBM WebSphere Adapter Architecture. The custom adapter we build in this book implements J2EE Connector architecture (JCA), version 1.5, supporting managed, bidirectional connectivity between EISs and J2EE components in WebSphere Process Server.

The book is divided in two parts:
* The components of a WebSphere Adapter
* How to implement this adapter in an integrated scenario

WebSphere Adapter Architecture supports Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), providing you with the ability to develop and modify integration applications dynamically. With SOA, you can also integrate existing applications with newer applications so that they work together transparently.

WebSphere Process Server V6.0.1 is a comprehensive SOA integration platform based on WebSphere Application Server V6. You can use WebSphere Process Server to develop and execute standards-based, component-based business integration applications.

Finally, we show you how to expose this adapter as an SCA service and use it with WebSphere Process server V6.0.1.

Table of contents

Part 1. Adapter development theory
Chapter 1. Introduction and adapter overview
Chapter 2. Adapter basics
Chapter 3. Service Data Objects
Chapter 4. Outbound request processing
Chapter 5. Inbound processing and events
Chapter 6. The theory of Enterprise Service Discovery
Chapter 7. Exceptions, logging, and tracing
Part 2. Custom adapter development
Chapter 8. Setting up the development environment
Chapter 9. The sample business scenario
Chapter 10. Adapter design and specification
Chapter 11. Implementing outbound request processing
Chapter 12. Implementing inbound processing and event handling
Chapter 13. Implementing Enterprise Metadata Discovery
Appendix A. Additional material

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