I have just started looking at connection pooling and the advantages of it's implementation in a web application. Does anybody have any web resources or information that expounds on this subject matter in a comprehensive and thorough manner. All information gladly received.
Well since you said comprehensive and thorough you could look at the jca spec, although I wouldn't call it easy reading. I think the answer is kind of obvious: if you have resources that take forever to set up, you want to keep them around and reuse them as much as possible.