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The rich set of new features and functionalities in WebSphere Application Server 4.0 reduces some of the complexity usually inherent with database programming, especially with distributed database programming. Before any application component attempts to retrieve data from a database it must first acquire a valid connection to the database. Most seasoned developers are well aware of the overhead incurred with getting a connection to a database. Not only must the application server set up a connection to the database, it must also maintain the open connection and perform any house-cleaning operations that must be done prior to releasing the connection and freeing up system resources again. The prospect of performing these expensive operations each time a user request is submitted to the application is indecently unacceptable. Resources would be quickly drained and ex... (more)

Omegamon XE for WebSphere Application Server

Developers deploying applications to WebSphere Application Server (WAS) now have something to be "fired up" about. Candle Corporation, a systems management and business integration company, has packaged a powerful and intuitive performance monitoring tool called Omegamon XE for WebSphere Application Server, a potent tool for optimizing the performance and availability of WAS. Omegamon XE has brought some much-needed usability and functionality enhancements to performance monitoring software. Remember that Omegamon XE server should be installed on the same machine as the WebSpher... (more)

ColdFusion MX for IBM WebSphere Application Server

The fusion of IBM's WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and Macromedia's ColdFusion MX (CFMX) brings together two proven technologies. CFMX for the WAS runtime environment is a Java application expected to take advantage of WAS's industry-leading J2EE platform implementation and superior technologies for processing and managing Web application requests, and managing database connections. CFMX for J2EE applications can now take advantage of the scalability, robustness, security, and portability of the J2EE platform. WAS provides a highly scalable and well-managed environment for CFM... (more)