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develop a web application server

 
Suma Rangaraj
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Hi -

Are there any good resources on developing a web app server? I searched on the net but did not find anything useful.

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Pat Farrell
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I would say that Tomcat running with Apache is a fine web application server.

If you have looked at it, and decided it doesn't meet your needs, what specifically are you looking for?
 
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To develop a web app server? You should start with the HTTP RFC.
Presuming you would use Java to implement this server, you'd need to understand concurrency and networking (those are just basic primers. I'd recommend more advanced study).
Again, presuming that you want to implement a Java application server, you'd next need to master the Java Enterprise Edition, as that's the most popular API for Java web apps.
There's plenty of open source servers that download and study the source. Apache Tomcat implements a subset of Java EE. Apache Geronimo is a full-fledged Java EE server.
 
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Joe, I know that is what he wrote, but I can't believe he really wants to do that.

There is no reason in the world to write your own web server, when Apache, Tomcat, and others are open source, free, and well understood.

Except, of course, as a learning experience.
 
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