Re: [unrev-II] Good Servlet Container?

From: Lee Iverson (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 15:02:10 PDT

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    In message <>, Eric Armstrong writes:
    >I am fortunate to have found a small project at
    >work that will require managing the display of
    >XML data online. That's giving me an opportunity
    >to get up the learning curve for Java servlets.
    >Does anyone have any reccommendations of the best
    >servlet container to use. I've been working through
    >Marty Hall's excellent book (Core Servlets and
    >JavaServer Pages), and I find that there are two
    >viable alternatives, thus far:
    >1. Tomcat
    > A servlet container that can be run standalone
    > or embedded into a full Webserver.
    > Pluses:
    > * free, open source
    > * developers available locally
    > * already set to hook up with Apache, MS IIS, or
    > Netscape Enterprise servers
    > * Apache, at least, is free
    > Minus:
    > * Fairly difficult to install
    > * Known to be somewhat buggy

    You might want to check out Jetty. They apparently used to use Tomcat
    but are now implementing their own container structure with the
    servlet 2.2 API. Looks to be in transition right now.

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