Connection pooling ? Just trust the framework, don’t be a wise ass

Connection pooling ? Just trust the framework, don’t be a wise ass


Just before the weekend I thought I was having a serious problem with the connections my app had with the sql server. To get some metrics I grabbed perfmon and did see real trouble. It looked like connection pooling was not behaving like it promised. After a first rather stupid attempt I gave it another shot. A very constructive comment by Joshua Flanagan, who also had some doubts on connectionpooling led me to starting from scratch. I completely reset the server and ran the same tests again. All problems are gone………………


Yes I’ve been chasing ghosts in a rat hole. Spoiled my weekend. The framework’s connection pooling does live up to its promises. As long as the server is OK. You do have a license to spill .. And now I need a drink.

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  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/sahil.malik/ sahilmalik

    Good good .. Sahil like to hear that :)

  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/peter.van.ooijen/ pvanooijen

    It is a nice story. Now I’ve been to hell and back to see it does even work :) Thanks for the help !

  • http://flimflan.com/blog Joshua Flanagan

    Good to hear you worked it out! I didn’t want to start doubting connection pooling again… it being such a nice, comforting story.