I really like the tool. It was fairly easy to setup and get going.
I had a project that was sending queries to Oracle and DB2. I copied the classes from that project to this new one to test inside a DSC.
The server is connected to Oracle so obviously the db2 did not work, but the oracle appears to work fine. (I may have had to edit the Manifest of the dsc to include the oracle jar, but I don't recall...I was just getting it started)
Question: How do I access native oracle/transactions/jdbc/db layer/etc?
Is there a base context of some kind with Transaction api?
And for Persistence?
The whole point of my unit test was to try my LOB queries within an actual LC server, using the connection pooling, etc.
That sounds like a very interesting DSC you are writing. Please also be aware that we have a JDBC service in the Foundation category. You may be able to just use it rather than writing your own.
You asked: "Question: How do I access native oracle/transactions/jdbc/db layer/etc?" I think that you probobly need to import the pakages that you need to call. There is an example component.xml here
Glad to hear that you got the Plug In installed. We'll be uploading a "lighter" one soon that's easier to install with fewer dependencies. Watch out for that.