The WebSphere Contrarian, Back to basics: Session failover

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Tom Alcott

Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: October 08, 2008

Are you using HttpSession the way you're supposed to? The Java™ Servlet API provides the HttpSession interface for session tracking and state management across multiple request invocations so servlets can associate a given user to a series of requests. But if you're experiencing poor database or network performance, or frequent garbage collections for your application servers, then you might be using HttpSession more like an application cache. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.

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