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In HFSJ, why was IIS not mentioned?

Denise Advincula
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(Haven't finished the book yet, but a good old search didn't result to anything)

Or is IIS really related to Java? I'm confused with this topic because I thought IIS is the Windows counterpart of Tomcat. But given this assumption, I wonder why can't my standalone Java Web application run on IIS... (like I have to start tomcat so my web app can run in my browser).

Hope anyone can enlighten me. Thank you very much in advance.


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Bear Bibeault
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IIS has nothing to do with Java and is not the Windows equivalent of Tomcat.


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Denise Advincula
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Thanks.. but this Wikipedia entry about IIS is misleading..


Internet Information Services (IIS) - formerly called Internet Information Server - is a set of Internet-based services for servers created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows. It is the world's second most popular web server in terms of overall websites behind the industry leader Apache HTTP Server.


So I thought they are the same...
Bear Bibeault
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The Apache HTTP Server is not Tomcat.
Denise Advincula
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Oh.. Sorry, I missed that

However, does it mean that IIS is also an HTTP Server?

.. or on a higher level, is IIS equivalent to the Apache Software (as in like a collaboration of all Apache projects)?
Milton Ochoa
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Why are you interested on IIS, this is a forium about know everything of JEE,

exactly what do you want to know?

Denise Advincula
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Hi thanks, ok here's the background of it all:

1. Although I have been developing web apps before, and also supporting application servers, it's embarrassing to admit that I am not yet that familiar with web servers, http servers and application servers. I couldn't accurately distinguish their similarities/differences. It's a little draining to research about it but I'm expecting after reading the HFSJ and reviewing eventually for the SCWCD, I can fully get the idea. (that's why I'm looking forward to finishing the book)

2. Somebody asked me if a Java web application can run on IIS. I knew it wouldn't but I wasn't sure so I couldn't answer it (and they expected that I knew the answer).

3. All along I knew that as long as its a server, it can run something on it. IIS is a server.. So before I tried running a java web app there (by http://localhost/myapp), but obviously it won't run without starting tomcat... Why couldn't it..? My theory is that there is no Java Container (or something like it) built-in in windows based servers...

I just need some confirmation regarding my understanding. Thanks very much in advance..
 
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