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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: problems faced in deploying servlet
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:58:49 GMT
Jason Brittain wrote:
> Hi all.
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Mark Eggers <> wrote:
>> On 3/19/2013 1:05 PM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA256
> [snip]
>> Go get a copy of "Tomcat: The Definitive Guide" by Jason Brittain (who
>>> happens to lurk on this list, FYI)
> Yep.  :)
>> and Ian Darwin. It's targeted at
>>> Tomcat 6.x but not much has changed (with old features) since its
>>> publication. There's plenty of new, exciting stuff but the basics will
>>> be well-covered by T:TDG.
>> +1
>> This is a great book for Tomcat.
> Very glad that it can still be useful, and still isn't fundamentally out of
> date 5 1/2 years after it was published..  Tomcat has certainly advanced
> quite a bit in that time, so there are new features, better performance,
> better security, and more.  But, the fundamentals (and most of the details)
> in the book are still just about all valid, at least for Tomcat 7.
> It would be great to hear from you Tomcat users what else about Tomcat
> you'd like to see documented.. What have you found missing (either from the
> Apache Tomcat online docs or Tomcat books)?  What Tomcat docs do you wish
> existed?
> Here's one from me: I have often wished there were better docs about how
> JULI logging works in Tomcat, including a more comprehensive set of useful
> examples, and text describing the full syntax.  Not real
> exciting to write, but it would sure help in some cases.

I'd get the book just for that.

Including an example of how to, by default, send all output to *one* logfile, and rotate 
it cleanly on a weekly or monthly base, as any sysadmin would like to do, without having 
to become a java (or juli) expert.

> I also recommend the following book for learning Servlets, JSP, etc.
>> Head First Servlets and JSP, 2nd Edition
>> By Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
>> It's an enjoyable read even for us old farts who come from traditional
>> programming backgrounds. It manages to cover both the standards (2.5) and
>> some best practices at the same time.
> Nice.  I'll have to have a look at it..  Thanks for the recommendation.
> --
> Jason

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