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Is Tomcat An Application Server

 
Vijay Kumar koganti
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Can a Tomcat be called as an Application Server ?
 
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Yes. No. Maybe. The term does not have a solid definition.

My answer would be yes, as it is more than a web server. Others will say no because it doesn't support EJB. Your milage may vary.
 
Vijay Kumar koganti
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I have seen in Apache Site which quotes " Tomcat is a Fully Compatible J2ee Server, A Fully Compatible J2ee Server should be able to Support EJB as well !!

Any way i would like to call it a Application Server but any Solid Coments to DisProve the Statement is welcomed.

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Originally posted by Vijay Kumar koganti:
I have seen in Apache Site which quotes " Tomcat is a Fully Compatible


Where did you see this?
Do you have a link?
 
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Personally, I consider Tomcat a web container. We use it as an appserver in the office since we don't use EJBs (and it does fairly well with just servlets and JSPs), but I would put myself into the camp that would feel that an application server would also handle EJBs.
 
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