Monday, July 06, 2009

Article: Communication Flexibility Using Bindings



Take a look at this article written by some members of the "Tuscany Community"


This article is taken from the book Apache Tuscany in Action. It looks at how bindings are used to configure wire protocols for a component's service connections. One of the most important features of SCA is its support for a wide variety of communication protocols. If your services need to talk Web Services, JMS, CORBA, RMI, or REST, they can do it using SCA and Tuscany. If they need to use some specialized or proprietary protocol to meet a particular application need, that's fine too. Even better, your business code doesn't need to know which protocol it's using; the choice of a protocol is made by (you guessed it) the component's configuration. How cool is that? The piece of SCA magic that makes all this possible is called a binding.

In this article, we'll see how to use bindings on services and references, and what it means if no bindings are configured. Finally we'll take a look at the SCA domain and see how bindings relate to communication within and outside an SCA domain.

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