|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Application Adapter Best Practices Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server
11g Release 1 (126.96.36.199.0)
Part Number E17059-04
Provides universal connectivity by enabling an electronic interface to be accommodated (without loss of function) to another electronic interface.
Also known as a Web service. A Web service is a self-contained, modularized function that can be published and accessed across a network using open standards. It is the implementation of an interface by a component and is an executable entity.
Represents configured connections to particular instances of back-end systems. A channel binds one or more event ports to a particular listener managed by an adapter.