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Data Source 101

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        // Way too many people hard code their JDBC connections to 
// the database server(s). Use data sources to connect to
// your databases. They can be setup easily in any major
// Java application server as well as JSP/servlet engines
// like Tomcat and Spring.
// If you aren't running inside a container that provides
// you with easy access to a data source though, you can
// include the Jakarta Commons DBCP library and create a
// data source as shown in the code below. The result is
// a data source complete with pooling, caching, etc. that
// you can pass to other code that just expects to receive
// a data source.

BasicDataSource dataSource = new BasicDataSource();