This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread 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?