Understanding class loaders
Understanding how the Java and WebSphere class loaders work is critical to packaging and deploying Java EE5 applications. Failure to set up the class loaders properly most likely results in a cascade of the infamous class loading exceptions (such as ClassNotFoundException) when trying to start your application.
In this chapter we explain class loaders and how to customize the behavior of the WebSphere class loaders to suit your particular application’s requirements. The chapter concludes with an example designed to illustrates ...

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