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From "C. Schlegelmilch" <>
Subject Re: JDBC Connection Pool Theory ??
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2001 16:15:18 GMT
We had our web development class develop their own
software for connection pooling.  These are extremely
simple soluitons but they work quite well for the
small to medium traffic they are likely to get.  

They are using "Professional Java Server Programming"
as a reference and it has some interesting sections on
Connection Pooling.  This is good if you're only
running a simple application.  It was also noted that
this resource did not address any synchronization
issues which is very important (the last thing you
want is two seperate threads getting a reference to
the next free connection at the same time).  This is
really the only big gottcha that we found in a simple

 --- Jon Shoberg <> wrote: > 
> 	Can anyone suggest or point to readings on JDBC
> connection pool theory?
> Something that covers how a pool is implemented,
> best case / worst case
> scenarios, tips and traps.
> 	My next web application is looking to be very
> database (mysql) intensive.
> I would like a pooling mechanism that is VERY simple
> to use, VERY light, low
> overhead, and portable.  Having looked at packages
> such as poolman, I
> decided I need to learn a bit more about JDBC and
> pooling in general.  Any
> thoughts ?
> Jon

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