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Apache Tomcat

David Linthicum explains how it is possible that Apache Tomcat is both a Web server and an application server.

Can you explain how Tomcat is both Web server and application server?

Apache Tomcat is a web container developed at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP)specifications from Sun Microsystems, providing an environment for Java code to run in cooperation with a web server. It adds tools for configuration and management but can also be configured by editing configuration files that are normally XML-formatted. Tomcat includes its own internal HTTP server.

This was last published in September 2007

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