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difference between Tomcat and Glassfish

 
junchen liu
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I know Glassfish is also a servlet container
and it's a new webserver, but if tomcat is
a decent server why do we need a new server
in the first place?
 
Ulf Dittmer
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Tomcat is the reference implementation for the servlet/JSP specifications, in other words, a web server and servlet container.

GlassFish is the reference implementation of the entire JEE specification - it supports EJB, JMS, JavaMail etc. in addition to being a servlet container.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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