Ethan McCallum grew from curious child to curious adult, turning his
passion for technology into a career. As a freelance technology consultant,
he provides his expertise to financial institutions, software development
shops, and other clients.
Ethan's work appears online on the O'Reilly Network and in print
publications such as C/C++ Users Journal and Linux Magazine.
Need a connection pool but maybe not one provided by a container? This need still comes up in special cases--tightly managed environments, CD-ROM distribution, etc.--and there's no need to reinvent the wheel yourself. Ethan McCalllum shows how the Apache Commons package commons-dbcp can help.