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tomcat vs. jboss?

 
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This is probably a very silly question but I couldn't seem to find the answer. What is the relationship between tomcat and jboss? Is jboss a competitor to tomcat? Does one operate within the other?

Just trying to understand.

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JBoss is essentially a EJB container, and Tomcat is a servlet container. The good thing or the confusing part is that JBoss has a pluggable architect as a result you can run servlet container like Tomcat within JBoss.

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Does that means JBoss does not have a web container?
It has to take services from tomcat or other web containers?

[ February 08, 2006: Message edited by: Hemant Agarwal ]
 
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Originally posted by Hemant Agarwal:
Does that means JBoss does not have a web container?
It has to take services from tomcat or other web containers?


[ February 08, 2006: Message edited by: Hemant Agarwal ]



JBoss does not provide its own Web Container.
 
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:


JBoss does not provide its own Web Container.



Does it provides all other J2EE related things or is it provides only EJB Container?
 
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JBoss was originally just an EJB/JMS container. JBoss now comes bundled with Tomcat (a JSP/Servlet container). So, JBoss is running the show and it runs Tomcat as a managed service. Overall, it's a seamless integration of products that work well together.

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I've also heard of using JBoss with other products like Jetty or Geronimo. How do these play into the mix?

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You used to be able to download JBoss (in version 3 I think) with either Jetty or Tomcat. With version 4, I think you can only download it with Tomcat.

Geronimo is a competitor to JBoss. It is another open source JEE application server offering the same type of functionality as JBoss.
 
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Wasn't installing Tomcat an extra step in older versions of JBoss? Its been so long since I've done it though.
 
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Is there any advantage to Jetty over Tomcat? Or Geronimo over JBoss?
 
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Originally posted by Scott Selikoff:
Wasn't installing Tomcat an extra step in older versions of JBoss? Its been so long since I've done it though.



Quite possibly. I remember back to either 3.0 or 3.1 and you could download either a Tomcat version or a Jetty version. They were/are plugable components though, so you should be able to remove one and have a version of JBoss without a web container...(if you really wanted to)
 
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Hi!
Why we have to use JBOSS for JSP,SERVLET container?..
Is there any advantage over Tomcat?
 
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Anil, as was pointed out in the above posts, JBoss does not have a servlet/JSP container. It uses Tomcat for that purpose.
 
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This FAQ entry might help:
http://faq.javaranch.com/java/WebVsApplicationServer
 
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Originally posted by Scott Selikoff:
Wasn't installing Tomcat an extra step in older versions of JBoss? Its been so long since I've done it though.



It used to be, but that was long ago, in a galaxy far away.

For the past 4 years or so, its a one step solution.
 
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