TheServerSide has posted a sample chapter from Effective Enterprise Java about state and data management within your J2EE application. While the book focuses on J2EE a lot of the concepts discussed apply to general application development. You’ll also get a preview of some of the things I plan on talking about at MAX in a few weeks. The first section of the chapter talks about saving state in the HTTPSession and some of the limitations; it’s practically an advertisement for some of the benefits of RIAs It also discusses data loading techniques coming from a relational database. You’ll recognize some of the issues from the large data discussions we’ve had.
By Matt Chotin
October 6, 2004