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From Ray Morris <supp...@bettercgi.com>
Subject Re: Can the Apache2 Modules system be used as a general purpose application server, similar to Java based application servers like Apache Tomcat/Weblogic?
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:41:40 GMT
> I have been a Java developer and have used Java-based Application
> Servers, such as Tomcat, JBoss, and Weblogic.  It looks to me that
> the Apache2 Modules system with its filter chain is architected in a
> similar fashion to Java based Application Servers.
> 
> Can the Modules system be used as a general purpose application
> server?

It could be. Apache modules are generally written in C, though Perl 
is also an option via mod_perl, which exports the Apache modules API
to Perl. Obviously many companies use Apache as something like a PHP 
or Perl application server. Zend Server is an Apache module that 
implements a PHP application server which will also import your
existing Java code, integrating it with the PHP within Zend application 
server.

The transition would probably involve a significant realingnment 
of what a Tomcat user might think an application server should be, 
though.
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On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:34:36 -0800
Richard Catlin <richard.m.catlin@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been a Java developer and have used Java-based Application
> Servers, such as Tomcat, JBoss, and Weblogic.  It looks to me that
> the Apache2 Modules system with its filter chain is architected in a
> similar fashion to Java based Application Servers.
> 
> Can the Modules system be used as a general purpose application
> server?
> 
> Richard Catlin


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