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Getting Started with IBM WebSphere sMash by Brett King, Karl Bishop, Ron Lynn

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Chapter 4. Configuration Files Explained

In the previous chapter, we talked about favoring convention over configuration. In this chapter, we discuss what to do when you need to override convention and tell the system or your application how to behave. This chapter describes exactly how to do that in the WebSphere sMash environment. This chapter gives you the “tools” and the know-how to configure the WebSphere sMash environment and your applications.

Configuration in WebSphere sMash can be roughly categorized as affecting either the application or the environment, as shown in Figure 4.1. The list of files shown is not exhaustive; it merely shows the files we will be discussing in this chapter. We defer discussion of some types of configuration, ...

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