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Release It!, 2nd Edition by Michael T. Nygard

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Winding Down

I wrote a new script that would do all the actions needed to reset that connection pool’s maximum. It set the max property, stopped the service, and then restarted the service. With one command, an engineer in the operations center or in the “command post” (that is, the conference room) at the client’s site could reset the maximum connections to whatever it needed to be. I would later learn that script was used constantly through the weekend. Because setting the max to zero completely disabled home delivery, the business sponsor wanted it increased when load was light and decreased to one (not zero) when load got heavy.

We closed out the call. I hung up and went to tuck my kids into bed. It took a while. They were full of news ...

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