Well JRun is App server and Tomcat is only a container. If You plan to do some EJB development, I guess JRun is the only choice of those two. If You plan to use it just for JSP's and servlets I would say for simplicity reasons to go with Tomcat. Hopefully someone can add to my input. Vladan
I shall answer with another question. Is your selection limited to Tomcat and JRun for any particulr reasons? There are plenty of other good servlet/JSP/app servers around, all with their own strengths and weaknesses.
The hosting provider offers a choice of JRun or Tomcat (thats why). I am would like to do some ejb development but currently the hosting company does not support them (but says they plan to in the near future). thanks paul wetzel
I've been using JRun and it is very easy to install and use. I looked at Tomcat a while ago and never actually got it working due to configuration problems. It may be different now, as I think there is better information available now on getting in installed. Jrun is pretty much just click through the series of screens and there you go!
same happend with me w/ tomcat. i tried it about a month ago and never got it to work. long live jrun ------------------ I wish there was a button on my monitor to turn up the intellegince. Theres a button called 'brightness' but it doesn't work
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JRun is running fine in our W2K but gives lots of problems in Linux server. So we are planning to go for Tomcat in Linux machine. Can we keep JRun and Tomcat both in a single server. Please give me pros and cons. If I cant then we shall just stop the JRun and install Tomcat. Kindly suggest.
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Paul, If you can afford the JRun studio product (from Macromedia) to develop your apps/pages in, you'll be well rewarded by easy development and easy deployment to the ISP server. If you intend to do a lot of HTML or JSP pages, think about this one as it's great. Tomcat is fairly easy to use and work with, but your IDE and HTML editor will need to come from somewhere else. There's nothing wrong with this, and nothing really +/- over JRun in terms of it's serving capability. Both products are well supported and popular, and neither one outperforms the other significantly in any area. You're real question is which IDE/HTML editor should I use, rather than which server, because I consider the servers equivalent. Hope this helps!
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For educational or learning purpose Tomcat is best i think specially the 4.0.1 version and comparable to Resin 2.0! For deployment i would have chosen depending on other things like O/S, the nature of deployment, costs etc. And there Tomcat may be out of my list of choices....
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Thanks, My preference now will be definetely Tomcat. JRun has given me LOTS of trouble. NO support even after purchasing it for a good amount. Since we have Plesk installed in our server, it was impossible to run the web interface. JRun takes too much of memory resources. In spite of no commitment of support Tomcat has given me good sleep in nights. Long Live Tomcat.
Originally posted by Adam Hardy: How much does JRun cost, or is it open source?
It's not open source, although you can download either a 30-day trial version with full functionality, or a developer edition. The price list is available here. JRun Studio has reached end of life, although you can integrate Dreamweaver MX to JRun 4.0. JRun has several support plans available. As for free support, you could try the online forums.
Paul, I develop on JRun 4.0 and our deployment is on Tomcat and our application has no problems going back and forth. Hence the decision for you should not be that hard, even if you start off with Tomcat and decide to migrate to JRun for EJBs down the road, the transition should not be a big deal. /hs
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Whoa, didn't notice that Paul Wetzel asked this question in Dec 2000. By now he is probably writing his own Application Server.