The moose likes JBoss/WildFly and the fly likes which app server to choose? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Products » JBoss/WildFly
Bookmark "which app server to choose?" Watch "which app server to choose?" New topic

which app server to choose?

Alan Hermin
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 16, 2006
Posts: 290
i heard there are many application servers available for j2ee such as jboss,sun java system app server, oracle app server....but what is (King)best one to choose for a big application .............
Mani vannan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Posts: 185
Originally posted by ali tareq:
....but what is (King)best one to choose for a big application .............

No king or kong in App server market.
JBOSS is a popular, free application server.
WebLogic is a properietary server, also very popluar.
Websphere has a rich user IDE, also very popular and proprietary.
Sun App server is a RI of j2ee spec and avail for free download. But, not that much popular.
For more, Pl find the 'Products' column in this forum and discuss with the people.
[ April 08, 2006: Message edited by: Mani vannan ]

kri shan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 08, 2004
Posts: 1432
Jboss exactly follows J2EE spec. WL/WS has some add on features also
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Originally posted by kri shan:
Jboss exactly follows J2EE spec.

No it doesn't. At least "exactly" following the spec. is impossible when the spec. is open to interpretation. JBoss is generally kinder on less pedantically "correct" J2EE applications than WebSphere for example. Build an application using JBoss then try to deploy it to WebSphere - things never go as smoothly as Sun would have us believe they should.

Here is a reasonable summary of the available application server options. Which one is "best" I don't think anyone can say.

JavaRanch FAQ HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: which app server to choose?
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition