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What is everyone using for J2EE Servers

Jack Blassingame
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Joined: Apr 04, 2001
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I am trying to learn J2EE and have tried JRUN but was not real satisfied with the results. What is everyone else using?? [LIST]
Dave Vick
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Jack
If all your doing is servlets, jsp, rmi and JDBC you can use tomcat. About all it doesn't do would be enterprise java beans.


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Michael Yuan
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If you do need to use EJB containers (as J2EE normally refers to ...), you can use JBoss
http://www.jboss.org/
Another fast servlet container with some EJB functions (at least CMP-EJB) is resin.
http://www.caucho.com/index.xtp
I am very pleased with RESIN's performance.


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Michael Yuan
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Another fully featured, free (of charge) J2EE server is HP's Application Server.
http://www.bluestone.com/
I installed it but have not had time to play with it. It looks promising though.
Rick Reumann
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Joined: Apr 03, 2001
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What do you mean by not having success with JRun? For beginners I don't think there is an easier app server to get set up in running in no time. I use Tomcat also, but JRun was really nice and simple. E-mail me and maybe I can help.
reumann@myrealbox.com
Shubhrajit Chatterjee
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Joined: Aug 23, 2001
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Hi,
I have used JRUN 3.0 quite successfully for JSPs and Servlets however if you want a full J2EE implementation, I would suggest some commercial servers.
1. My favorite is and will be weblogic for some time to come. It is great!
2. Websphere is also very very good.
3. I evaluated Bluestone for a small period and I did not like it at all. I found the following problems...
a. To maintain session information you will have to configure a web server.
b. The URLS look very dirty ... In fact it is probably very difficult to have something as simple as [pre]http://www.javaranch.com[/pre]


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Rick Reumann
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Well, the poster mentioned they weren't concerned with EJBs, so I'm really not sure what JRun would not be able to handle as far as J2EE standards go. I'd be curious to know however the drawbacks to using JRun without the EJB container as far as J2EE limitations go. I wasn't aware of any issues.
Shubhrajit Chatterjee
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Originally posted by Rick Reumann:
Well, the poster mentioned they weren't concerned with EJBs, so I'm really not sure what JRun would not be able to handle as far as J2EE standards go. I'd be curious to know however the drawbacks to using JRun without the EJB container as far as J2EE limitations go. I wasn't aware of any issues.

JRUN 3.0 has an EJB container but I have never used it. I don't know how good it is and whether it is compliant to standards. I don't know whether JRUN supports other J2EE components (compulsory/optional)like JMS/JTA etc...
As per servlets and JSPs ... I agree with you. JRUN is ideal for a beginner ... though I noticed one difference with weblogic ...
1. In JRUN classes in WEB-INF/lib and WEB-INF/classes folder are automatically imported. In weblogic you have to specifically import them. However, this may be considered as a benefit to the beginner.
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Wouldn't this be better in the J2EE forum?


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Ajith Kallambella
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Absolutely!
Moving this discussion to J2EE and EJB forum....


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Marcos Maia
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Joined: Jan 06, 2001
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Hi,
My 2c.
The most used containers for ejb are for sure WebLogic and Websphere and being so, I think you should consider using one of these to study. Personally I like better WebLogic Server a really easy and powerfull app server
regards.
Kirt Henrie
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 17
I have used several application servers over the past couple of years. I found JRun to be a decent app server for JSP and Servlet support, however for EJB use it has issues. I personally like Orion ( http://www.orionserver.com ) , it starts up quickly, has a small memory and disk footprint, is easily configured, is fast, and it is extremely reliable. In addition, Orion is free for development purposes and non-commercial use, and inexpensive for commercial use.
 
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