Apache Tomcat is one of the most popular open source servlet containers developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

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Embedded Tomcat Cluster

Can someone please explain with an example how an Embedded Tomcat Cluster works. Would a load balancer be necessary? Since we're using embedded tomcat, how would two separate jar files (each a ...
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Session serialization in JavaEE environment

Please consider the following scenario: We are working on a JavaEE project for which the scalability starts to become an issue. Up until now, we were able to scale up but this is no longer an option. ...
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Explanation java/web (tomcat/coyote/JSP/Servlet etc..) in 'Perl-world' terms

Analyzed one web-server. for the http request i got: apache 2.2... what redirects to https, and for https got apache-coyote 1.1. and the server runs xwiki java app. Trying to understand how it is ...
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Separating front end from back end - Tomcat

I'm currently working with a company that uses Java / Tomcat / Spring for the back end of our web applications. As a front-end developer, I'm feeling more and more strongly that the back end should be ...
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What is the difference between apache and tomcat in the xampp control panel? [duplicate]

I installed xampp in my machine. I wonder what is the difference between apache and tomcat in the xampp control panel. p/s: I started apache only and test with "localhost/index.html", it works. I ...
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Shall I separate the admin part from the rest of the war

I built a web-applicationg using struts2. Then I built a small admin interface in the same war. With time the webapp grew and so the admin-interface. Now, I'm thinking to separate the admin interface ...
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Refactoring Tomcat webapp deployments

Background We have several webapps running on Tomcat 7.0.x (on Linux). For historical reasons, we have populated the "Common" lib (i.e. $CATALINA_HOME/lib) with many application jars. These jars ...
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Why does Java require a servlet container for simple RPC service?

I have a big database controller which is written in Java. The controller reads information from the database, and interprets it into data structures which are then displayed in a CLI. Java was ...
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JavaEE server experience matters for a developer?

Lately I am seeing quite a few application development job ads asking for experience with this or that Java EE server. I can understand this if it is for a server administrator, however I find it ...
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Tomcat 7 vs. ehCache Standalone Server (Glassfish) Configuration with RESTful Web Services

My requirements consist of using ehCache to send and store data via RESTful web service calls. The data can be stored in-memory or via the filesystem... Never used ehCache before so I am having some ...
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Java solution for mutual authentication with smart card

I need to develop a Java solution for mutual authentication between Tomcat 6 (server) and SmartCard "IDGo 300" (client). In order to do this I thought of the following scheme: 1.Tomcat (server) send ...
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How to incrementally update a database when deploying a website?

We use JSF over Tomcat along with a backing proprietary DB. I want to know how the addition of new database fields or/and stored procedures should be handled when we deploy a new version of the ...
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Is hiring a junior developer as a technical trainer a good idea?

So my friend's boss brought in four junior candidates with some work experience, she is one of them. Her manager wants them to be experts on the subject matter of tomcat in a matter of two months in ...
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Using Jython and Tomcat in bundle - should we even try to?

Have you ever used Jython in bundle with tomcat in any serious, production-ready service? What pros and cons can you name? Is it worth trying if all guys in team has no problems with coding on Java, ...
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How can we design mobile chatting XMPP server

I have a xmpp server design problem, I have been thinking and searching about this for a while, but cannot reach a decision, I hope experts here can give me a hint, really appreciate. ...
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Need to make a stock inventory application

I need to make an application for my dad to keep track of stock trading inventory. He trades shares for himself and for his clients and would like to keep the records, things like buy/sell price of ...
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Starting a game website. Sanity check (Jetty, WebSockets, Java, etc) [closed]

I'm starting a new game website. This is a project to help me learn additional technologies. My background is very much Microsoft and Apple technologies / languages / IDEs. This project I would ...
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Questions and Concerns About Using Java/Tomcat and Apache

I am having to use Java due to needing one backend library. Is it still considered good practice to set up Apache as the front-facing server and have Tomcat behind it? I am spending a lot of time ...
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What reading is recommended for an experienced Java/SQL Developer moving to Apache/Tomcat, Postgres, Hibernate [closed]

I am taking over management and development of a website developed in Java using Hibernate and Postgres, running on Apache/Tomcat. I am an experienced Java developer, and have experience in Ruby on ...