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From Sebastian Ryszard Kruk <sk...@o2.pl>
Subject Re: Why JBoss (and Tomcat)?
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2003 20:55:12 GMT
Two words man: full J2EE ;-)

Dnia 12/21/2003 09:32 PM, Uz.ytkownik Michael Coughlan napisa?:
> This might seem like an embarrassing question (or a poor post for the
> Tomcat-user list), but why would a developer want to download JBoss with
> Tomcat bundled instead of Tomcat alone?
> 
> Does the Jakarta project have a competing open-source appsever product?
> 
> I understand why someone would need an application server for Apache, but
> isn't Tomcat prepared to track sessions, manage DB connection objects with
> JDBC, etc? Does JBoss provide standard code for "Shopping Carts"? What does
> it offer that Tomcat does not?
> 
> I'm sure there is a good reason for App Servers. If someone can clue me in
> as to the limits of Tomcat and the common uses of an App Server, I would
> appreciate it.
> 
> The only decent Documentation for JBoss is for sale. Their site was not very
> informative. I don't know if I trust their POV anyway.
> 
> In the mealtime, I've got the JBoss installer tar to try out and no manual.
> 
> Thanks,
> MPC
> 
> 
> 
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