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JCA - Connector Architecture

 
Mark Garland
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Hi,

Reading "Mastering EJBs", I have found that chapter 15 is a whopping 70+ pages on JCA - Connector Architecture.

I then look at http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-091.xml and can't seem to find any mention of it. Also, looking in "EJB3 in Action" I find that only 1 page has been devoted to it.

Just wondered if I'd missed it, or whether people who have taken the exam can tell me whether this area featured in it or not? Then I know how much attention to pay to those 70 pages!

Thanks,

MG
 
Dirk Dühr
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Hi Mark,

I went through the exam objectives and did find just these two issues relating to your question:

"Identify the APIs that all EJB 3.0 containers must make available to developers"

"Identify correct and incorrect statements or examples about how enterprise beans declare dependencies on external resources using JNDI or dependency injection, including the general rules for using JNDI, annotations and/or deployment descriptors, EJB references, connection factories, resource environment entries, and persistence context and persistence unit references."

Seems they do not expect deeper knowledge about the Java Connector Architecture internals.
 
Mark Garland
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Hi Dirk,

Thank you for your reply.

I agree - I can't see anywhere that it is specifically mentioned. I'm quite pleased as whilst it looked a really good idea, the book showed me upwards of about 40 classes, and I'd hate to have to learn them all.

Have you taken the exam yet? If so, do you remember seeing it at all?

Has anyone else taken the exam yet and could comment? (there must be loads of you!).

Thanks again Dirk,

MG
 
Dirk Dühr
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Hi Mark,

No, did not take the exam yet. I prepare myself too.

And I was curious about the appreciation of this "multipurpouse" @Resource annotation. So I had a short look at the JCA specs recently, since I did not know too much about it. But usually I try to keep on track with these 61 exam objectives like you. Hopefully I do not run out of time/motivation before I am done with the exam.

By the way. It's not a typo, my first name is "Dirk" (with an "r").

 
Mark Garland
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I guess nobody around here has actually taken the exam...
 
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