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Doubts regarding servers

Prashanth Vijayai
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Joined: Jul 20, 2007
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im working in java for last 3 month i have come across two servers tomcat and jboss. My questions regarding the severs are ,
1. When we use jboss wht do we want to develop a war file?
2. what is the need for a war file ?
3. They say that jboss is a application server and tomcat is a web server ?
what is the differce between is ?
4. When do we go for jboss and tomcat ?
5. when we are using tomcat the procedure that we follow is diffrent from jboss?
i need some clarification in the above question?
Is there any books that could clear all my doubts in server?
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
Posts: 1558
A web server accepts only HTTP requests and renders the response.
An application server is responsible for processing the data that comes from HTTP requests. And not just that, it should provide facility for transactions and security as well.

Tomcat is a servlet container. COrrect me if I am wrong.
[ July 27, 2007: Message edited by: Akhilesh Trivedi ]

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Ben Souther
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prashanth prashanthv,

You've already asked some of these questions and received answers here:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/364682/Servlets/java/Servers

If you don't understand the answers or want to ask followup questions, please do so in the same thread. Spreading a conversation over multiple threads causes confusion and duplication of effort which often annoys people enough that they don't want to answer any of your future questions.


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