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What does resource manager mean?

Dash Abhisek
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Hi All,

I have come across the resource manger term numerous time while going through java books.But, I am not fully confident of what it means

Can anyone explain to me what resource manager in java means.

For your reference I am quoting a part of a line from a java book which says "resource manager like database"

what all things can be categorized as a resource manager?

Please help.

Mohammed Yousuff
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Abhisek Resource Manager is a Class,in which java loads properties files and their value will be given to the java class as a variable.

Resource Manager are used when they want to externalize the string from the java class.

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Dash Abhisek
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
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Hi Yousuff thanks for answering , it would be more helpful if you can describe the meaning in the context that I have mentioned and some examples of resource manager will help me in understanding.Thanks.

Muhammad Khojaye
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Joined: Apr 12, 2009
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I found this definition from "EJB 3 in Action"

In enterprise transaction management, the component that takes care of transactions for a particular
resource is called a resource manager. Remember that a resource need not just be a database
like Oracle. It could be a message server like IBM MQSeries or an enterprise information system (EIS)
like PeopleSoft CRM.
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