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Thread programming in a Struts application

Roger Jam
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Hi... Can we use Java Threads in a struts web application as we do in a stand Alone application. As all the control would be under Web/Application Server , it is efficient/allowable to induce threads in a struts web application . Please Suggest.
Mohana Rao Sv
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Which struts version you were using?
What do you want to do with threads / why do you need it actually?


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Joe Ess
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Spawning threads is discouraged because it is safer to allow the container to manage threads. Have a look at this discussion for some alternatives.


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Roger Jam
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Joined: Mar 01, 2009
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hi Mohan and Joe..thanks for your suggestions. Sorry i was not able to get back here after posting. My requirement was to send a request to data base after some update is done depending on a condition.Client wants this to be independent. He wants to proceed to other links without depending on this operation result or time . I thought of using threads,but i didnt get any assured/suitable information whether i can use threads or any other alternatives. My application is struts based and we are using JBOSS server.Please suggest.
Joe Ess
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One strategy I've used is to use a JMS queue to communicate with a stand-alone process. The request just has to place all the required information on the queue. The JMS queue is useful because it can queue up requests should the stand-alone process fail at any time. The stand-alone process reads from the queue, executes whatever processing it has to do then it sends an email with the report as an attachment.
 
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