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Gian Franco
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Hello David,

I've tried to find an answer to this question but invane, so I'll try here.

Apache/Tomcat has been the reference implementation up until now,
will it remain like this or will GlassFish take over?

Kind regards,

Gian
[ November 29, 2007: Message edited by: Gian Franco ]
 
Rohan Dhruva
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Looking at this post - http://www.coderanch.com/t/320338/EJB-JEE/java/Java-EE-Development-GlassFish-questions - Roy Cinco says glassfish is the reference implementation.

Also, this page confirms it - http://blogs.sun.com/theaquarium/entry/things_you_may_have_missed

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David Heffelfinger
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Gian,

The answer is that both of them are reference implementations. Tomcat is the reference implementation for the servlet API, GlassFish is the reference implementation for Java EE.

GlassFish includes Tomcat as its servlet engine.

In addition to, like Tomcat, supporting Servlet/JSP/JSF applications, GlassFish supports all other Java EE 5 technologies and APIs such as EJB 3, JPA, JAX-WS, etc.

David
 
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