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Blog : Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.31 stable

posted by Stacey Schneider on November 1, 2010 07:07 AM

Announced this morning by the Apache Tomcat team:

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The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of
Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.31 stable.

Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.31 concentrates mainly on bug fixes.

Please refer to the change log for the list of changes:
http://tomcat.apache.org/connectors-doc/miscellaneous/changelog.html

Downloads:
http://tomcat.apache.org/download-connectors.cgi

Please note that syncing the release to the download mirrors
might take up to 48 hours.

Thank you
--
The Apache Tomcat Team

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Blog : The Art of Cloud Computing

posted by jbrisbin on October 27, 2010 05:05 PM

It's not exactly accurate to use words like "legacy" when describing systems like IBM's i5 (it will always be the AS/400 to me). Our "legacy" systems are so critical to our ($1B) business it's not an overstatement to say that our restaurants could not transact business without them. The simple majority of our development time, energy, and money is spent writing new RPG code, introducing new green screen applications, and finding new ways to make the 400 work with the rest of our expanding private cloud infrastructure. Calling something legacy has usually implied that newer systems are taking the place of the "old" way of doing things. I suppose you could say that programmers use the word "legacy" interchangeably with "obsolete".

Our AS/400 is not going away. For that reason, it's silly to call it obsolete.

I've gotten some great feedback from the session on private cloud infrastructures I did at this year's SpringOne 2GX in Chicago. People are very interested in how these traditional systems can work with the new cloud services many are introducing into their enterprise. Plenty of organizations have decades of business knowledge and data tied up in "legacy" systems and they want to know how in the world they can get a fancy new cloud application server like tc Server to talk to their AS/400 (through more than SQL and JDBC).

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Blog : Apache Tomcat 7.0.4 Beta Released

posted by Stacey Schneider on October 25, 2010 02:38 PM

Friday, the Apache Tomcat team announced the release of the Tomcat 7.0.4 beta via email announcement

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The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.4 beta.

Apache Tomcat 7.0 includes new features over Apache Tomcat 6.0, including support for the new Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2 and EL 2.2 specifications, web application memory leak detection and prevention, improved security for the Manager and Host Manager applications, Generic CSRF protection, support for including external content directly in a web application (aliases), re-factoring (connectors, life-cycle) and lots of internal code clean-up.

The 7.0.4 release contains numerous bug fixes compared to 7.0.2.

Please refer to the change log for the list of changes: http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/changelog.html

Note that this version has 4 zip binaries: a generic one and three bundled with Tomcat native binaries for Windows operating systems running on different CPU architectures.

Downloads:

download-70.cgi

Migration guide from Apache Tomcat 5.5.x and 6.0.x:
migration.html

Thank you,

-- The Apache Tomcat Team

 

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Blog : Non-MVC Frameworks for Social and Web 2.0

posted by jbrisbin on August 23, 2010 08:00 AM

Trying to keep up with web development trends is a full-time job. I don't mean that as hyperbole and anyone that is actively engaged in staying on top of emerging trends in web development knows how difficult it can sometimes be.

The developers actively involved in creating the new frameworks and defining the new meta-patterns aren't always helpful, either. Some web development communities—lived out largely in the form of forums and mailling lists—can be irksome to beginners and visual learners. Many developers feel a "you should be able to figure it out by reading the source code" attitude in that community. This deters many people from trying to learn these new patterns. They wait until there is a critical mass of developers and industry attention before taking the plunge. But this presents a software community with a classic catch-22: they need users to test their code but they can't get users because their code isn't tested. The process of accumulating enough users of a framework, including the essential bloggers, tutorial writers, and industry OpenSource "patrons", can often take four or five years—sometimes longer.

This was the case with MVC (Model-View-Controller, for those new to web development) just a few short years ago. I remember going to a Java user's group meeting where Spring (during the 1.0 timeframe) was presented and I was excited. I liked how the framework was put together and it was such a pleasant alternative to hooking servlets and JSP pages to EJBs. I was so opposed to using the "accepted" J2EE methods, in fact, I wrote my own XML-based framework from scratch rather than subject myself to the overhead and complexity of a J2EE application.

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Blog : Apache Tomcat 7.0.2 beta released

posted by Stacey Schneider on August 20, 2010 08:04 AM

In an email announcement today, the Apache Tomcat team announced the release of the Tomcat 7.0.2 beta.

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The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.2 beta.

Apache Tomcat 7.0 includes new features over Apache Tomcat 6.0, including support for the new Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2 and EL 2.2 specifications, web application memory leak detection and prevention, improved security for the Manager and Host Manager applications, Generic CSRF protection, support for including external content directly in a web application (aliases), re-factoring (connectors, life-cycle) and lots of internal code clean-up.

The 7.0.2 release contains numerous bug fixes and an important security fix compared to 7.0.0.

Please refer to the change log for the list of changes: http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/changelog.html

Note that this version has 4 zip binaries: a generic one and three bundled with Tomcat native binaries for Windows operating systems running on different CPU architectures.

Downloads: http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi

Migration guide from Apache Tomcat 5.5.x and 6.0.x: http://tomcat.apache.org/migration.html

Thank you,

-- The Apache Tomcat Team

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