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7 Best Free Application Servers

Mar 19, 2012, 17:02 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Two software applications which are worthy of a mention are IBM WebSphere Application Server and Apache Tomcat. IBM's offering is available in a community edition that is released under a free to use and distribute license, but it is based on Apache Geronimo which is featured below. Apache Tomcat is, in fact, a web container not a fully fledged application server. A web container is the web component of a web server that interacts with the servlets, Java classes that extend the capabilities of servers that host applications access. Nevertheless, Tomcat avoids some of the overhead associated with full-featured application servers.

"To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 7 impressive open source application servers. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for any organisation that wants a layered architecture."

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