JCA : Java Glossary


JCA (J2EE Connector Architecture) is replacing JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity) as the API (Application Programming Interface) for database drivers to hook into EE (Enterprise Edition) servers. JCA is a much more flexible approach that defines an API that can be used for any kind of connection, not just a connection to a database. If a database vendor provides a JCA interface, it is the best one to use.

You can also use the JCA interface to make various legacy or bizarre datasources easily available to Java programmers in a standard way using a

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JCA also refers to Java Cryptography Architecture that came with Java 1.1, now replaced by JCE (Java Cryptography Extension).

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