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What is a Talend component

This article describes in detail what is a component or connector in Talend Studio. It shows basically how most of the 800+ connectors provided natively within your Talend Studio are constructed. Note that this article only covers topics related to component creation using the javajet framework. A new framework, Talend Component Kit, is now available and is the recommended framework to build custom components for Data Integration. For a tutorial and detailed description on custom component creation using Talend Component Kit, see Developing a component using Talend Component Kit.

This article covers the following topics which are essential if you want to develop your own components:

  • What is a Talend component?
  • What makes it a Talend component?
  • Component code generation model.

Note that this article aims at explaining what Talend components are, and its reading is recommended before you start creating your own component. However, it is not a tutorial teaching you step by step how to develop custom components.

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