Connectors . . . where do they end?
By MortazaviBlog on Jun 09, 2004
Some people think of J2EE connector architecture as a technology for dinosaurs or for connecting to dinosaurs. . . Neither is strictly true . . .
Well, it is not easy to write a connector . . . or should I say an unconventional connector . . . but you can certainly do much more than what's obvious from the spec.
For example, some people are developing connectors to PLMN intelligent network protocols such as TCAP / SS7, SIP, etc., or similar other protocols one encounters in the GSM, GPRS, UMTS networks and others are developing connectors to a diversity of management protocols for network elements.
In either case---whether the J2EE application is being used as a super-filter for network element events or as a service control function---there is a lot of room to develop new ideas about how to use the connector architecture ! ! !