While playing with Webwork and the JMX-RI it occurred to me to wonder what webwork would look like if it was JMX-ified. If the action mappings were exposed as managed properties, would it be possible to re-configure the workflow of your webapp on the fly via a browser? Hmm. That could be fun. What about using JMX notifications to make WW reconfigure itself in response to network events? (Like putting a ‘we’re sorry’ message over a bit of the app. if a db goes down, then automagically re-enabling it when it’s back up). Is this even remotely possible we ask?
If nothing else attempting to find out should improve my understanding of both WW and JMX.