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EJB container for tomcat/Apache

suresh pillai

Joined: Oct 30, 2003
Posts: 23
Hi all,
Iam new to this forum. I am about to start my preparation for SCBCD exam. I have standalone tomcat running on my pc. Is there any way I can get EJB container.
In short how do I set up the environment to practice EJB without spending any money....
My other question was - which appserver is more popular to work on EJB- Apache/Websphere??
Vishwa Kumba
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
Posts: 1066
Sun's RI is free. You can download it from Sun's site.
You also have a good tutorial to practice the samples on the site.
JBoss is also free but getting tutorials may be a problem.
U cannot use Tomcat to run EJBs and I very much doubt getting a EJB Container for it. Even if you manage to get one, I wouldn't suggest you to use it, if you are a beginner...
Vladas Razas
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
Posts: 385
Tough question on Apache vs WebSphere. I really enjoy WebSphere Application Developer IDE. I believe it's the best J2EE workshop (sorry I haven't seen JDeveloper and JBuilder yet). But it's addictive - price for enterprise workshop is 9.000 $ and probably the server is highly expensive. Apache is free. And good too. Though it does not provide you with IDE.
Vladas Razas
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
Posts: 385
I have the same question actually. There are many web/app servers. You better chose one. Because maybe your J2EE code will run on any of them, still you will have to learn deployment tools. Which takes time too. For the purpose of exam I would recomment just use that Sun's RI. And write all code yourself - no wizards.
Rashmi Tambe
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Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 418
Hi suresh ,
although i will recommend you to use either sun's reference implementation or any other app server (i use bea weblogic, i guess, the free version is evaluation version, i am not sure). However, there exists a free EJB container that can be easily integrated with tomcat 4.1 version. Check out for OpenEJB.
They say its vary easy to integrate with tomcat.
Rick DeBay
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Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Posts: 70
Apache's Geronimo.
I agree. Here's the link:
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