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Tell me the best application server you like to use!

Lin Steve
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Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 7
Hi, folks,

As we know Tomcat is the best Servlet container in terms of open source, free of charge, frequent releases.

But what is the best EJB container, or the J2EE container (including EJB and Servlet container) in terms of performance? What about free J2EE container, e.g JBoss? Can you name a few of that freely available yet provide reasonable performance? And tell me what functionality you like most?

Thanks!
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raja bangaru
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Joined: Mar 14, 2005
Posts: 4
This is RAJA CHAITHANYA BANGARU FROM GUNTUR,AP,INDIA.
Yes Tomcat is the best container for servlet/jsp development.but there's also a small server called Blazix using which we can deploy very easily.but that blazix server(free resource and also very small to be downloaded)is for practising purpose only. do not use it for enterprise apps.

also the best part of Blazix webserver is ,we can use it to deploy EJBs too thought its very small. Amazed! check it once..

Coming to J2EE Server I feel weblogic server is the best.though JBoss has a very good future,...it suffers little bugs in it. and JBoss people don't rely on Entity beans,rather they prefer HIBERNATE which is going to hit the markets soon.
Lin Steve
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Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 7
Hi, RAJA CHAITHANYA BANGARU,

As we know that Tomcat is Sun's offical Servlet implementation, and that Tomcat is goof enough for production line.

Because Tomcat has many good features, it has been used by other vendors as its Servlet container, e.g. JBoss use Tomcat as its Servlet container.

As to EJB container, are there any Sun's offical EJB implementaion, which is also like Tomcat, such as freely available, frequent release etc.

Are there any JBOSS supporters here, who think that JBOSS is good enough for production line, and like to share yoour opinions?

Also what about HIBERNATE? As RAJA said "HIBERNATE is going to hit the markets soon." Any Hibernate users want to share your opinions?

So far, we have several containers in discuss:

Servlet container : Tomcat the most popular container,
EJB container: any stand-alone container?
J2EE container:
* free: Jboss (using Tomcat), Hibernate, Blazix, Sun Java System Application Server
* comm: Weblogic

Have your say!
[ March 18, 2005: Message edited by: Lin Steve ]
Peter Rooke
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Joined: Oct 21, 2004
Posts: 803

TheServerSide - Application Server Matrix


Regards Pete
Lin Steve
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 7
To Peter:

Thank you for the link, which is very helpful and informative!

I am using Sun Java Application Server 8.0 for developing EJB and Web application. The best bit about the server is that it provide a GUI for building jar file and deploying jar file, which I found very useful. However, the GUI cannot detect applications deployed by using asant, a Java-based ant application for the same role as the GUI, bulding and deploying application, etc.

Also comes with the Server is PointBase database, which is I find very primitive.

Lots of the features of the Server are easy to use via the web-based GUI and the deployment GUI.

There are not many reviews on Sun's application server other than those in java.sun.com. Links for reviews on the server from both serverwatch.com and theserverside.com are broken.



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