Apache Tomcat in production environments
Pier Fumagaali met Open Source back in 1997 when
he started hacking around the Apache JServ Servlet container, and since that day,
no one has been able to make him stop. After spending some time hacking about
XML (the Apache Xerces Parser, Apache Cocoon, and theJava API for XML processing
JAXP), he came back to the Servlet arena focusing on the reliability and
scalability of Servlet Containers. He now works as the website infrastructure
project lead at VNU Business Publications.
Tomcat is the open source Servlet container used by the J2EE reference implementation.
But does this make Tomcat a viable option for production websites? The audience
will be introduced to the basic container setup, and how that can be optimized
to suit the needs of high-profile deployment environments, in relation to its
integration with the Apache HTTPD web server.