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Peter Loew
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Hi All,

As a general rule, should a servlet spawn a separate thread to handle repetitive tasks? Is this good design practice? Any info you could give or articles you could point me too would be most useful.

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Peter
 
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What do you mean by a reptitive task?
 
Peter Loew
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For example constantly polling the database looking for new requests and if meeting the criteria marking them as complete...
 
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As with your email topic, I'd handle that sort of thing in a completely separate process, independent from the web app.
[ March 06, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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