Archive for March, 2009

Properly Handling Pooled JDBC Connections

Monday, March 16th, 2009

I’m an active member of the Tomcat-users mailing list and I see lots of folks that post questions about not being able to get a new database connection. The answer is simple: you have exhausted their JDBC connection pool. The answer is not so simple because the reasons for the situation can often be different, but most likely, your application is not properly handing pooled connections. Read on for information on how to code your app to properly handle such pooled connections.