Best way to bind config data to a web app
I'm building an application that uses some configuration
data in database tables. My JSP's will use this data to
populate drop-down lists, radio button etc.
I'm trying to avoid making a database connection everytime a user
visits a page with config data. My goal is to load all config data
from the database when the application comes up (tomcat), then
reference the config data through some method without having to
make db calls (event w/conn pooling).
What is the most efficient way of binding this
configuration data to an application? and is this possible?
I'd also like to have an "admin" page where an administrator can
change the config, and have the changes show up on my drop-down
I'd like to do it without bouncing a servlet/jsp container if
My goal is to bind the data to the "application context" so that
it can be referenced without additional overhead in database calls.
Any ideas would be appreciated.