Gil Salu

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Hardly anyone ever thinks about application management frameworks until the application is running in a production environment and the application needs managing. The use of Java and J2EE has allowed business code to be written at lightning fast speed and application management is normally considered only as an afterthought. Without the convenience of an application server to start/stop and change various settings, these applications become monsters to administer and manage. Although JMX is a technology that is most often thought of for J2EE integration, JMX can also be used to quickly provide a management console for any well-designed standalone Java application with only minor refactoring efforts. Sample SituationA widget manufacturing company has a custom-built application that controls the rate of widget production. Every 10 seconds a new widget is produced. Mos... (more)