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JSF Database Access

Josh Juneau
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I have written several JSF applications which implement database access now. However, I still feel that there must be a better way to manage database connections. Currently, my technique is to create a single serializable bean which every other bean within my application will extend. I put all of my "shared" methods and such within this bean including my database connection method. This seems to work fine, but it is causing multiple connections from a single user to occur each time the application is utilized.

Is there a better method of controlling database access within my JSF applications?

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Gregg Bolinger
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The best way to handle database connections in any web application is using a Connection Pool.

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Josh Juneau
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Thanks for the response.

Yes, I agree that a connection pool is the best way to go. I am using an OracleConnectionPool Cache Manager to connect to my database. Still, even with the connection pool I am seeing multiple connections. I thought that the connection pool was supposed to alleviate this problem?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
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