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Brian Glodde
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Joined: Jun 27, 2001
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There's a discussion floating around my company that I would like to gather some of my fellow JavaRancher's opinions on. Our product distributes with Tomcat 3.2.1. I find it very easy to use, quite robust, and have not found any compelling disadvantages. The opinion floating around is that we should use WebSphere. I have my own opinions regarding WS, but I'd like to hear from anyone else who's had experience with both packages.
Dave Van Even
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Joined: Jul 19, 2001
Posts: 101
I cannot compare with WebSphere, but what I do know is that
1) tomcat is slow!!
2) is a servlet container (doesn't support J2EE) while other servers are applications servers
3) tomcat doesn't support EJB's
Thomas Mcfarrow
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 137
Get it!
P.S. I am an IBMer
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Tomcat is free (my favorite price) and it's the place where the latest and greatest J2EE features are being prototyped, but in a business sense you may find it cheaper to administer an all-in-one server instead of managing a conglomeration of JSP/Servlet, EJB, JMS, etc. servers each having its own configuration rules and peculiarities.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
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