Hugh Docherty

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It is late Monday afternoon and your application is finally going into production. After a year of development and months of QA, it will be live first thing Tuesday morning. The next several days will be critical as customers interact with the new for the first time. It would be nice to think developers can kick back, or even get started on new development, but that's not going to happen. Unexpected performance degradation and errors will likely crop up, and application support staff won't be able to address them alone. Right now, J2EE applications management in production is a mixed bag. Some companies have an experienced WebLogic administrator or specialized application support staff. But many companies don't, with production management falling to some combination of general IT application support staff and developers (with developers shouldering more of the burde... (more)