Designing and Coding Applications for Performance and Scalability in WebSphere Application Server

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 30 January 2008, updated 23 May 2008

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ISBN-10: 073848864X
ISBN-13: 9780738488646
IBM Form #: SG24-7497-00


Authors: Byron Braswell, Marcelo Manhaes, Kon Samartzis and Eddy Tjandra

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    Abstract

    In many WebSphere® Application Server environments, support personnel often get more questions on application performance and tuning than WebSphere Application Server tuning.

    While there is much documentation and guidance for installing, monitoring, and tuning the performance and scalability aspects of WebSphere Application Server, not a lot of guidance and recommendations for performance and scalability considerations are given when designing and coding applications that execute in the WebSphere Application Server environment.

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides performance and scalability considerations to keep in mind when developing and coding WebSphere Application Server applications. In this book, we take a layered approach to application development covering performance and coding considerations for each layer in a separate chapter.

    In addition, various application development tools and strategies are compared within each layer along with best practices to keep in mind when designing and developing applications.

    The target audience for this book includes the application development team, especially architects and developers. It also includes developers with experience using various application development techniques and tools for the different layers in the application architecture.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Application planning and design

    Chapter 3. General coding considerations

    Chapter 4. Presentation and control layer

    Chapter 5. Business logic layer

    Chapter 6. Integration layer

    Chapter 7. Environmental performance considerations

    Appendix A. Additional best practices for SQLJ

    Appendix B. EJB 3 Feature pack for WebSphere V6.1

    Appendix C. WebSphere Application Server Toolkit 6.1

     

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