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Tomcat or Glassfish?

Aryeh Golob
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Joined: Nov 12, 2006
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I have a java server application that I would like to write a web client for.

I need to decide whether to use Tomcat or Glassfish?

Any opinions on the matter?
Peter Johnson
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Tomcat is a servlet container, and thus is well suited for deploying web applications.

Glassfish is a Java EE application server which means that besides providing a servlet container it also provides a bunch of other services such as messaging, EJBs and so on. It is way more than what you need for a web application if you don't plan on using the additional capabilities.


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