This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Certainly - it is entirely reasonable. Things to watch out for: 1. ensuring only one Thread is started 2. ensuring errors get logged 3. it is a good idea to give worker Threads a minimum priority 4. providing a way to monitor progress of really long running jobs is a good idea - why not a password protected servlet that can report the status. This topic comes up frequently, do a search or just browse the last few weeks to find more discussion. Bill