JBoss Java Connector Architecture Version 1.0.0.Alpha9
The JBoss Java Connector Architecture (JCA) team have shipped their 9th developer snapshot of the 1.0 series. The JCA aims to define a standard architecture for connecting the Java EE platform to heterogeneous Enterprise Information Systems (EIS.) The connector architecture defines a set of scalable, secure, and transactional mechanisms that enable the integration of EISs with application servers and enterprise applications.
JBoss JCA version 1.0.0.Alpha9 adds support for ignoring lifecycle methods, and features a public interface WorkManager which provides a facility to submit Work instances for execution. The WorkManager reference two separate threads pools; one for short running tasks and one for long running tasks. This release also features the initial version of the JCA's standalone resource adapter validator tool. The team are aiming to provide Apache Ant and Apache Maven plugins for the validator tool in future releases.
For more information, please see the Release Notes.