Tag Archives: Glassfish

Implementing a simple database semaphore

In this article I will describe a simple technique that enables you to implement an “exclusive lock” in a distributed, even clustered, environment. The technique works with all major databases, and should work with any database that has a reasonable … Continue reading

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Securing J[2]EE applications, part 2

The first part, Securing J[2]EE applications, part 1, discusses a simple setup where a single database table, 2 views and a correctly configured jdbcRealm could handle the most basic authentication and authorization requirements. This second article discusses a few enhancements … Continue reading

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Securing J[2]EE applications, part 1

I’m writing a few articles about securing J2EE applications. The setup is a Glassfish v2 as application server and PostgreSQL v8.3 as database server, keeping it open-source and free 🙂 This first part discusses a simple setup where only a … Continue reading

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The “changing the database” experience

I have been involved in Enterprise JAVA projects since 1998. Almost all projects have had an RDBMS “behind” it, mostly Oracle and DB2. All the projects have been some custom defined application often based on existing infrastructure, and the database … Continue reading

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Real world distributed transactions in J2EE – Not ?

I’m on this project where we develop a component. This is a J2EE component, it has its own database and it does some mainframe communication. This component is to be deployed on a WebSphere application server, version 6.1 (WAS). The … Continue reading

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