IBM is simplifying the way you consume WebSphere Application Server with Feature Packs. In order to balance our customers’ desire for less frequent releases while still making available the latest standards to our customers who need them, IBM has introduced Feature Packs. With Feature Packs, customers can selectively take advantage of new standards and features while maintaining a more stable internal release cycle. IBM offers Feature Packs generally available or available in either open alpha, beta or technology preview.
This article demonstrates how to use an application EAR with Axis2, Apache CXF, or Metro embedded in it with WebSphere Application Server V7.
Note that data access from an application client uses the JDBC driver connection functionality directly from the client side. It does not take advantage of the additional pooling support available in the application server run time. For this reason, your client application should utilize an enterprise bean running on the server side to perform data access. This enterprise bean can then take advantage of the connection reuse and additional added functionality provided by the product run time.