This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
All my customers are always wanting to have Websphere manage the database connection instead of letting our application do it. Well, a lot of times, that connection goes away and then the customer asks me to troubleshoot the reason the web app isn't working. I tell them to talk to their websphere expert to figure out why the DB connection isn't being maintained.
First- Why are these folks always wanting WebSphere to manage the connection?
Second- How can they figure out why the DB connection keeps getting dropped?