Mail, URLs, and other J2EE resources
WAS ND v7.0 supports all of the resources defined by the Java EE. It adds the following resources in support of service extensions:
Data access (JDBC and J2C)
The J2EE Connector architecture defines a standard architecture that enables the integration of various enterprise information systems (EIS) with appservers and enterprise apps. It defines a standard resource adapter used by a Java application to connect to an EIS. This resource adapter can plug into the appserver and, through the Common Client Interface (CCI), provide connectivity between the EIS, the appserver, and the enterprise application.
WAS ND v7.0 supports asynchronous messaging as a method of communication based on the JMS programming interface. The base JMS support enables WAS applications to exchange messages asynchronously with other JMS clients by using JMS destinations (queues or topics).
Use Java Mail API, a code segment can be embedded in any Java EE application component, such as an EJB or a servlet, allowing the application to send a message and save a copy of the mail to the Sent folder.
Java EE applications can use URLs as resources in the same way other Java EE resources, such as JDBC and Java Mail, are used.
Resource environment entries
A resource environment reference maps a logical name used by the client application to the physical name of an object.