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Blog : Apache Tomcat 7.0.37 Released

posted by Stacey Schneider on February 18, 2013 01:06 PM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.37.

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Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.

This release contains a small number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.35. The notable changes include:

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Blog : Java 6 End of Life Impact for Apache Tomcat Users

posted by mthomas on January 30, 2013 09:08 AM

There has been some discussion on various forums and mailing lists about the End of Life for Java 6 and what it means for Apache Tomcat users. In response to these questions, we have put together this article that aims to summarize the key questions and give you some of the background and answers you need to plan how to best handle this transition in your deployments.

Here is a quick summary: If you want to run a supported version of Java—one with updates for bugs and security issues—then you will need to upgrade to Java 7. If this isn’t an option, you will have to purchase some form of support contract. Generally, upgrading to Java 7 will be the better long term option but the right decision for your business will depend on your circumstances.

What about Tomcat and Java—where are the risks?

For every Tomcat release, the formal build and testing is performed on the latest release of the minimum Java version required by the relevant specification. That means that the Tomcat 6 releases are built and tested with the latest Java 5 update and that the Tomcat 7 releases are built with the latest Java 6 update. There are also several continuous integration systems building and testing Tomcat with a variety of Java versions as well as all the local testing that the committers perform. In addition to all of this testing, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) runs a number of services on Apache Tomcat—again using a variety of Java versions including the ASF Jira instance that runs on Java 7 and Tomcat 7. While I can recall several issues with running Tomcat on older, unsupported Java versions, I cannot recall a single reported problem that was traced to running Tomcat on a newer version of Java. Running Tomcat 6 or Tomcat 7 on Java 7 is very low risk.

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Blog : Apache Tomcat 7.0.35 Released

posted by Stacey Schneider on January 16, 2013 01:06 PM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.35.

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Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.

This release contains a small number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.34. The notable changes include:

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Blog : Apache Tomcat 7.0.34 Released

posted by Stacey Schneider on December 12, 2012 09:10 AM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.34.

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Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.

This release contains a small number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.33. The notable changes include:

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Blog : Use Spring Insight Developer to Analyze Code, Install it with Tomcat, and Extend it with Plugins

posted by duncwinn on December 4, 2012 01:33 PM

People are still discovering the benefits of the free tool from VMware SpringSource, called Spring Insight Developer. This post provides an explanation of what Spring Insight Developer does, how to set it up with Apache Tomcat, and an example of available plugins.  For a better visual, there is also a video of the new Spring Insight 1.8.3 GUI embedded below.

Spring Insight is an extremely useful, time-saving, free tool for Spring developers and also has plugins for Grails, GemFire, Hadoop, Hibernate, JMS, JNDI, LDAP, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Redis, Spring Batch, Spring Integration, Tomcat, and many more on Github.  In the latest release of Spring Insight, VMware introduced a new "split-agent" architecture that will enable this tool to be extended to more runtime languages besides Java, such as .NET, Ruby, PHP, Python, etc. There is also a bounty program where you can get paid to develop new plugin or offer to pay others.

What does Spring Insight Do?

In a nutshell, Spring Insight Developer lets you see what your code is doing. When, as a developer, you press a button in your application’s GUI, you can see what Java code is invoked, how it translates into SQL, and quite a bit more. Before we show it in action, it’s worth mentioning a few of the benefits.

Let’s take a look at a simple example of tracing your app, viewing the details, and seeing the code in action.

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