I've been working with the commons for quite some time now. I found it very difficult to handle multiple database connectivity configuration with the existing alternatives. Hence, i decided to work out something that resembles the log4j way of configuring multiple loggers thru' a configurator.
I've currently made a few sample factories, a working Property file configurator. I am attaching herewith, the .properties file I use to connect. I am also working on a XML configurator, in which i intend to use (Xerces) DOM or commons-digester.
PropertyConfigurator mPC=new PropertyConfigurator();
or, wrt the given sample file:
By this, i'm trying to achieve easy runtime connectivity configuration, without changing any parameters in the application... In the future, it might be a way of instantiating JDBC Context resources in tomcat.
Please let me know the idea of getting this useful feature into the commons.