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Connection closing - pooling, without pooling.

Makeshkumar Subramaniam
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Joined: Aug 09, 2008
Posts: 21

Hi,
I am pretty confused about closing connection with Connection pooling and without connection pooling (direct connection ). can there be anybody who would explain me the difference between the two ? (I'm using oracle 10g).

Thanks in advance.


cheers,
Makesh.

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Shahzad Masud
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Joined: Oct 18, 2007
Posts: 11
When you are using a connection pool, then it contains an array or collection of pre-build connections. In order to use the connection, we borrow connection from the pool and after use we return the connection back. But in normal connection, we build it at the time of use and then close.

Some references for you
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-10-2000/jw-1027-pool.html
http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/Programming/JDCBook/conpool.html
http://webdevelopersjournal.com/columns/connection_pool.html
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8xx3tyca.aspx
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/connection_pool.html
http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/connection_pooling_with_connectorj.html
http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/04/19/database-connection-pooling-with-tomcat.html

Hope it helps.
 
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