Introduction to Apache Tomcat 7.0

posted by SpringSource on August 25, 2010 10:31 AM

Overview of key new features and standards supported in Tomcat 7.0, by the Tomcat 7 release manager Mark Thomas.

Apache Tomcat 7.0 is the latest release from the Apache Software Foundation. Currently considered a beta release, the new software is currently available for download and preview.

This presentation, by SpringSource employee and Tomcat 7 release manager Mark Thomas, reviews the new release includes 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.

Presentation Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Servlet 3.0
  • JSP 2.2
  • EL 2.2
  • Other (non-specification) features
  • Current status
  • Useful resources

Presentation Outline:

  • Version support for Servlet, JSP, EL and Java specifications
  • Servlet 3.0
    • Asynchronous processing
    • web-fragment.xml & annotations
    • Dynamic configuration
    • Sessions
    • httpOnly
    • File upload
    • Programmatic login
  • JSP 2.2- JSP Property Group changes
  • Expression Language(EL 2.2) - Method invocations
  • Memory leak protection
  • Alias support
  • Manager application
  • Embedded improvements
  • Prevent session fixation attacks
  • Logging improvements
  • Code cleanup
  • Start switch from Valves to Filters
  • Generic CSRF protection
  • Access log enabled by default
  • LockOut Realm configured by default
  • Align JMX Beans with code
  • Tomcat 7 Plans
    • JSP 196 implementation
    • Enhance memory leak protection
    • Simplifiy configuration of JNDI resources
    • Integration with Windows Authentication
    • General cleanup and bug fix
  • Other resources
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