Introduction to Apache Tomcat 6

posted by SpringSource on October 27, 2009 01:57 PM

For development and operations teams, a presentation which outlines background of releases, new features of Tomcat 6, and more.

Since starting as a reference implementation by Sun Microsystems, Tomcat has undergone quite a history in the past 10 years with an average of one release per month. The history, versions, development lifecycle, and an in-depth look at key features in the new release are shared with other key insights on the new release and throughs on upgrading.

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Presentation Agenda:

  • History
  • Tomcat Versions
  • Development Release Cycle
  • New Features
  • How to upgrade
  • Q&A

Presentation Outline

  • Background
  • Who is Tomcat
  • Agenda
  • History
  • Versioning
  • Development Lifecycle
  • Release Process
  • Tomcat 6 - What's New
    • Server Spec
    • Annotations
    • Web. xml
    • New JSP Spec
    • Shared Thread Pool Support
    • New Java NIO Connection
    • Multiple url-pattern in servlet-mapping
    • Smaller logging framework
    • Subversion layout
    • How to build yourself
    • New distribution layout
    • Web services support
    • Windowns installer
  • Tomcat 6 - Quickies
  • Tomcat 6 - In the Enterprise
  • Upgrading to Tomcat 6
  • Thank You
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Great presentation!

Great presentation!

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