hello, what is tomcat's relation with jsp. can any other webserver run, jsp, in short what are the requirement to run jsp. I have a project comming in jsp and servlet , using websphere and something called "MQ" can, also give me some insight on MQ, please suggest a good book for jsp and servlets thanks.
Tomcat is the name of the WEB server developed by Apache Group (Developers for Apache Web server). Tomcat in specific is a WEB server which implements SUN Microsystem's Java specifications for JSP as well as servlets. You can also contribute for the development of Tomcat. Pls.visit www.apache.org for more information on the Tomcat server. Alternatively, you'll find information on Java web site also. download jswdk (jsp,servlet development kit) from java.sun.com. That's good for beginners. This comes with a set of examples to start with.
A lot of webservers can compile and run JSP files; there are several "jsp engines" which can plug in to the well-known servers. Many new web servers, especially ones written in Java or designed for servlet support, come with JSP support "out of the box". Tomcat is the reference platform for servlet and JSP development. It has been produced by the Apache Group based on source code supplied by Sun and is designed to be regarded as the definitive implementation of servlets and JSP. That doesn't make it necessarily the best for your use, though. I use Resin from http://www.caucho.com which seems to be easier to install and faster in operation. Many people also have good things to say about JRun and ServletExec, as well as many others. [This message has been edited by Frank Carver (edited August 26, 2000).]