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Tomcat compared with JBoss

Roel De Nijs
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Hi,

We are using tomcat 5.0 and inside the company some people want to use JBoss instead. I have completely no experience with JBoss, so it would be nice if someone could compare the both with each other (pros, cons, ...). is it easy to go from tomcat to jboss?

In tomcat you can start up with -xms1024m and -xmx1024m or another number. this number has a maximum depending on the operating system. so i guess this limitation exists also when you work with jboss

I downloaded myself the getting started manual, but it didn't make me a lot smarter.

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Do you need EJB's or not?


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And I'd venture to that that if the "some people" who want to switch to JBoss haven't come up their own extensive list of what the beneifts of such a change would be, then the answer is a clear "no".
Ben Souther
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Tomcat and JBoss can't really be compared.
JBoss is a superset of Tomcat.

In other words, JBoss uses Tomcat as it's Servlet/JSP container.
If you have JBoss, you have Tomcat.


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Roel De Nijs
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Do you need EJB's or not?


no need for EJBs
Roel De Nijs
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
And I'd venture to that that if the "some people" who want to switch to JBoss haven't come up their own extensive list of what the beneifts of such a change would be, then the answer is a clear "no".


the main reason they want this change is because another product they have bought comes on a linux with jboss, and so they want to change every application server to be a linux with jboss. that 's the only reason and for them it will be a really important one, because this request comes from the system administration department and so they have only one kind of application server to support
Roel De Nijs
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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
In other words, JBoss uses Tomcat as it's Servlet/JSP container.
If you have JBoss, you have Tomcat.


so if i get it right: each limitation that you have with tomcat (like the limitation of memory you can use with the startup option -Xmx and -Xms) you have also with JBoss because it's using Tomcat as a container
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Yes, you'll still have Tomcat.
I don't think the memory issue you've mentioned is Tomcat specific.
I believe it's a JVM issue.
Roel De Nijs
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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
Yes, you'll still have Tomcat.
I don't think the memory issue you've mentioned is Tomcat specific.
I believe it's a JVM issue.


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