[OT] are tomcat and jetty simply alternative java servlet engines?

Carlos A. Carnero Delgado carloscarnero at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 12:19:36 UTC 2010


On 6/24/10, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>   yes, it's OT, but i suspect someone here can answer this in one
>  sentence or less.  i've downloaded a package that permits building
>  selecting either tomcat or jetty, so i just want to clarify that those
>  two packages are simply alternative java servlet engines.

Yup, you're 100% correct, Both are servlet containers.

>   and, as a last point, both of the above are just lighter
>  alternatives to a full-figured jboss install, is that correct?

Yes, again. They provide only the servlet technology* whereas a full
blow JEE container such as JBoss or Glassfish go for the whole JEE

*Well, actually they (Tomcat & Jetty) support other pieces, JSP, JNDI,
etc. but not EJB, for instance.


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