[javaee-spec users] [jsr366-experts] Re: default resources

From: Jason Greene <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:48:50 -0600

> On Nov 17, 2014, at 6:49 PM, Bill Shannon <> wrote:
> Let me describe another issue that has been raised in this area...
> If I have an application:
> @Resource(name="MyFactory", type=javax.jms.ConnectionFactory.class)
> ConnectionFactory cf;
> with a deployment descriptor intended to supply the mapping for the resource:
> <resource-ref>
> <res-ref-name>MyFactroy</res-ref-name>
> <res-type>javax.jms.ConnectionFactory</res-type>
> <mapped-name>JMS1</mapped-name>
> </resource-ref>
> Note that we now have two resource references, one mapped to the
> default JMS connection factory and used by the application, and
> one mapped to the JMS connection factory named "JMS1" and not used
> by the application. A typo or misspelling might result in unintended
> mappings.
> Option D doesn't help with this at all.
> Option B would allow for a product-specific option that disables the
> default mapping behavior, allowing deployment of the above application
> to fail.
> Is this a reason to consider Option B, perhaps in addition to Option D?

Hmm I think this use case is better handled in implementation validation code. As an example a warning from a tool or in the server such as "MyFactroy is remarkably similar to MyFactory, possible mis-spelling? could be used.

My worry with Option D is that its potentially ambiguous, with no clear path to resolve it. D + B would solve the ambiguity.

Jason T. Greene
WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect
JBoss, a division of Red Hat