closing resource connections

Florian Weimer fw at
Tue Dec 23 12:17:54 PST 2008

* Victor Cheung:

> is it recommended that we explicitly close all resource connections?


> for example, database connections, web service connections, after we
> use them?  (and even if we are using frameworks such as
> Spring/iBatis)

I don't know what special support J2EE has in this area.  From what
I've seen, it relies heavily on object pooling, which means that
closing a resource likely returns it to the pool only (from where it
can be reused).
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