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Apache Tomcat

What is it?

The Apache Tomcat (referred as Tomcat) is an open-source web server that is being developed by the Apache Software Foundation. Tomcat was designed to launch java based web applications.

Why do we use it?

There are several products in the market that can host java based web applications, but our primary preference isĀ  Tomcat, because it is a lightweight web container, does not require strong hardware by default, but can do all the important features that are offered by it’s big brothers. Having a lightweight container that starts quickly is a must during the development phase, because a big and slow container can slow down the whole development lifecycle.

How can you benefit from using it?

The Tomcat project is an open-source and freely available for commercial purposes as well. Since it is a lightweight servlet container, does not requires expensive hardware infrastructure.

Our experience with Apache Tomcat

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