Apache Tomcat 7 is the project’s first major release since 2006. It fully implements the Java Servlet 3.0, JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.2, and Expression Language (EL) 2.2 specifications for easier Web framework integration. One of the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) earliest projects, the Tomcat code base was first donated to the ASF in 1999.
A recent announcement of an enterprise deploying several internal web applications on SpringSource tc Server got me thinking about how the business would have evaluated competing solutions and then decided to go with a server like the Tomcat based SpringSource tc Server? Would it have been decision based on facts or based more of gut feel & comfort level with the vendor?
SpringSource has released tc Server Spring Edition, which claims to be the best place to build and run Spring applications. tc Server Spring Edition provides a lightweight platform for running modern applications and is said to be suited for the virtualized datacenter as well as private and public cloud environments.
A study has found that 36% of WebLogic and WebSphere users are likely to move to a different primary production application server within two years. IT and business leaders cited vendor lock-in, high cost, and difficulty of management as the top three reasons they are dissatisfied.
SpringSource has released SpringSource tc Server, which it claims to be an enterprise version of Apache Tomcat, the world’s most widely used Java application server. SpringSource tc Server claims to be hardened for enterprise use and coupled with the mission-critical operational capabilities and advanced diagnostics required by the most demanding IT environments.
Canonical has announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition for free download on 30 October. Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition will be maintained for 18 months and adds significant enhancements in virtualisation, Java development and system management.