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Tomcat 6

Louie Cheung

Joined: Dec 25, 2006
Posts: 17
what makes it worth it to learn Tomcat 6 when you already know Tomcat 5, what are the major benifits?
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

A couple that I can think of off the top of my head...

  • Tomcat 6 implements the most recent Servlet and JSP specs.

  • If staying current with these is important, then you will want to upgrade.
  • Performance is always being examined by the Tomcat developers and in the past each new version of Tomcat has been faster.
  • If you're not current, you aren't getting the latest security patches (although the TC group is usually pretty good about updating older release versions when a security hole is patched.
  • Support: Most of the more knowledgeable people on the Tomcat users list are working with current versions of Tomcat and are better and more willing to help out people who are also using more current versions.

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    Ben Souther

    Joined: Dec 11, 2004
    Posts: 13410

    Also, the classloader hierarchy in Tomcat 6 has been simplified.
    This, of course, may or may not matter to you.
    I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
    subject: Tomcat 6
    It's not a secret anymore!