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Web Server's for Java Servlets & JSP

 
Douglas Rohm
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Hi all,
I'm new to doing servlets and JSP and have been doing research into this area. Our company will most likely be creating our new site using these technologies. As of now, we are using Windows 2000 Server running IIS 5.0. What web server is preferred for doing Java Servlets and JSP? Does IIS 5.0 work well with these technologies? Does it scale well? What web server have most of you all had the most success with? Does that server run on the win32 platform or only unix?
One other question. If you are new to doing Java Servlets and JSP, which book would all of you recommend? I'm in the market for that as well.
Thanks for all your help.
Douglas Rohm
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Brett Knapik
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For ISS I would have to recommend JRun it works well with ISS, it cost money, (I dont know how much since i use the free developers edition) If you don't want to spend that much tomcat would work but might not be as reliable or easy to configure.
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Curt Combar
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We're currently using WebLogic and have had good luck with it. It coexists peacefully with IIS 5.0. To keep costs down on developer licenses, we test and debug locally from within Visual Age for Java using the TomCat server.
 
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The Orion server www.orionserver.com seems to be well developed and has some pretty impressive performance figures. Even if you don't download the free (to developers) software, take a look at their excellent tutorial on custom tag libraries.
We have been running JRun 2.3 for on-line courseware servlets and are about to upgrade to 3.0 so we can start using the current JSP API.
Naturally I think my own book is exactly what you need! (Maybe you can win a copy!)
Bill

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Mirko Froehlich
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We are using IIS and Jrun for development, and it works great. Apache and Tomcat also works great on both Windows and Unix (plus, it's free!), but it is a little harder to configure.
Regarding books: "Java Server Programming" from Wrox is an excellent book for Java server-side programming, even though it is slightly outdated and only covers Servlets 2.1 and JSP 1.0 (and only very little JSP). I think there's a new J2EE edition though - not sure what has changed. Another book that should be great to get started is "Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages". I have not read all the way through it, but it seems to offer a good introduction to these topics. And of course I am sure that William Brogden's new book will be excellent, even though I have not had a chance to look at it yet. :-)
 
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There is a new edition of the WROX book, that just came out. I have the old one, though, and it's still very useful.
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Don't forget Resin from www.caucho.com. It is free for developers and relatively cheap to deploy commercially. It has very good servlet and JSP support, is very fast, and seems to be easier to install and get going than Tomcat.
 
Douglas Rohm
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Thanks everyone for all the replies. I'm off to a great start now. I picked up Marty Hall's Servlet and JSP book last night. It's looking like a great start for someone new to the subject.
Thanks again.
Douglas Rohm
dlr@mediaone.net
[This message has been edited by Douglas Rohm (edited November 29, 2000).]
 
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