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Part I Introduction

1.  Overview

2.  Using the Tutorial Examples

Part II The Web Tier

3.  Getting Started with Web Applications

4.  JavaServer Faces Technology

5.  Introduction to Facelets

6.  Expression Language

7.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in Web Pages

8.  Using Converters, Listeners, and Validators

9.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

10.  JavaServer Faces Technology: Advanced Concepts

11.  Using Ajax with JavaServer Faces Technology

12.  Composite Components: Advanced Topics and Example

13.  Creating Custom UI Components and Other Custom Objects

14.  Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

15.  Java Servlet Technology

16.  Uploading Files with Java Servlet Technology

17.  Internationalizing and Localizing Web Applications

Part III Web Services

18.  Introduction to Web Services

19.  Building Web Services with JAX-WS

20.  Building RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS

21.  JAX-RS: Advanced Topics and Example

Part IV Enterprise Beans

22.  Enterprise Beans

23.  Getting Started with Enterprise Beans

24.  Running the Enterprise Bean Examples

25.  A Message-Driven Bean Example

26.  Using the Embedded Enterprise Bean Container

27.  Using Asynchronous Method Invocation in Session Beans

Part V Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform

28.  Introduction to Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform

29.  Running the Basic Contexts and Dependency Injection Examples

30.  Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform: Advanced Topics

31.  Running the Advanced Contexts and Dependency Injection Examples

Part VI Persistence

32.  Introduction to the Java Persistence API

33.  Running the Persistence Examples

34.  The Java Persistence Query Language

35.  Using the Criteria API to Create Queries

36.  Creating and Using String-Based Criteria Queries

37.  Controlling Concurrent Access to Entity Data with Locking

38.  Using a Second-Level Cache with Java Persistence API Applications

Part VII Security

39.  Introduction to Security in the Java EE Platform

40.  Getting Started Securing Web Applications

41.  Getting Started Securing Enterprise Applications

42.  Java EE Security: Advanced Topics

Part VIII Java EE Supporting Technologies

43.  Introduction to Java EE Supporting Technologies

44.  Transactions

45.  Resources and Resource Adapters

Resources and JNDI Naming

DataSource Objects and Connection Pools

Resource Injection

Field-Based Injection

Method-Based Injection

Class-Based Injection

Resource Adapters and Contracts

Management Contracts

Lifecycle Management

Work Management Contract

Generic Work Context Contract

Outbound and Inbound Contracts

Common Client Interface

Using Resource Adapters With Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform (CDI)

Further Information about Resources

46.  The Resource Adapter Example

47.  Java Message Service Concepts

48.  Java Message Service Examples

49.  Bean Validation: Advanced Topics

50.  Using Java EE Interceptors

Part IX Case Studies

51.  Duke's Bookstore Case Study Example

52.  Duke's Tutoring Case Study Example

53.  Duke's Forest Case Study Example



Metadata Annotations

Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6 introduces a set of annotations to minimize the need for deployment descriptors.

  • The @Connector annotation can be used by the resource adapter developer to specify that the JavaBeans component is a resource adapter JavaBeans component. This annotation is used for providing metadata about the capabilities of the resource adapter. Optionally, you can provide a JavaBeans component implementing the ResourceAdapter interface, as in the following example:

       description = "Sample adapter using the JavaMail API",
       displayName = "InboundResourceAdapter",
       vendorName = "My Company, Inc.",
       eisType = "MAIL",
       version = "1.0"
    public class ResourceAdapterImpl 
            implements ResourceAdapter, {
  • The @ConnectionDefinition annotation defines a set of connection interfaces and classes pertaining to a particular connection type, as in the following example:

        connectionFactory = JavaMailConnectionFactory.class,
        connectionFactoryImpl = JavaMailConnectionFactoryImpl.class,
        connection = JavaMailConnection.class,
        connectionImpl = JavaMailConnectionImpl.class
    public class ManagedConnectionFactoryImpl implements
            ManagedConnectionFactory, Serializable {
  • The @AdministeredObject annotation designates a JavaBeans component as an administered object.

  • The @Activation annotation contains configuration information pertaining to inbound connectivity from an EIS instance, as in the following example:

            messageListeners = {JavaMailMessageListener.class}
    public class ActivationSpecImpl 
            implements ActivationSpec, Serializable {
        // serverName property value
        private String serverName = "";
        // userName property value
        private String userName = "";
        // password property value
        private String password = "";
        // folderName property value
        private String folderName = "INBOX";
        // protocol property value
                description = "Normally imap or pop3"
        private String protocol = "imap";
  • The @ConfigProperty annotation can be used on JavaBeans components to provide additional configuration information that may be used by the deployer and resource adapter provider. The preceding example code shows several @ConfigProperty annotations.

The specification allows a resource adapter to be developed in mixed-mode form, that is the ability for a resource adapter developer to use both metadata annotations and deployment descriptors in applications. An application assembler or deployer may use the deployment descriptor to override the metadata annotations specified by the resource adapter developer.

The deployment descriptor for a resource adapter, if present, is named ra.xml. The metadata-complete attribute defines whether the deployment descriptor for the resource adapter module is complete or whether the class files available to the module and packaged with the resource adapter need to be examined for annotations that specify deployment information.

For the complete list of annotations and JavaBeans components introduced in the Java EE 6 platform, see the Java EE Connector architecture 1.6 specification.