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Andrew Galler
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I dunno whether it sounds very stupid to you guys but anyway does anybody know can the free Tomcat server used in production environment. If yes, why do people have to buy those application servers like Weblogic?
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Axel Janssen
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As far as I know:
1. Yes, it is used in production environment.
2. Tomcat is very different from WebLogic / WebSphere, because it has no EJB support. Weblogic/WebSphere has.
3. WebSphere/WebLogic have support for things like loadbalancing and failover.
4. WebSphere/WebLogic have IDEs which should make develloping applications easier as for Tomcat (for example features in VAJ, WebSphere designer).
5. For starting with JSP/Servlets Tomcat is much better.

Axel
[This message has been edited by Axel Janssen (edited January 03, 2002).]
 
james hoskins
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I agree with Axel, you could use Tomcat in a production environment, as long as you remain aware of its limitations. If you are looking for support for EJB,s and some load balancing + failover for free then give JBoss a go. It's open source, written in java and seems to do the job very nicely.
Try it at <a href="http://www.jboss.org/index.jsp">JBoss</a>.
 
Reda Mokrane
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is there any statistical information regarding tomcat on a production level?
Thanks for the patience
 
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