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Blog : Everything Apache Tomcat 8 Meetup in San Francisco 9/24

posted by Stacey Schneider on September 17, 2013 04:45 PM

The Apache Tomcat community has been working hard over the past two years developing the next release, what will be Apache Tomcat 8. The first release candidate for Tomcat 8 was released this past August, and users are starting to test out the new release. Within the structure of the Apache Software Foundation, the release manager for Apache Tomcat 8 is currently Pivotal's Mark Thomas.

As cited in a profile piece on Mark Thomas on Pivotal's blog earlier this year, since 2003 Thomas has been involved in a number of facets of the Tomcat project, including becoming a Tomcat committer and PMC member, volunteering to be the Tomcat 7  and 8 release manager, creating the Tomcat security pages, becoming a member of the ASF, joining the Apache Security Committee and the JCP expert groups for WebSocket, JSP and Servlet. In addition, he wrote Tomcat’s WebSocket implementation as well as large parts of the Servlet 3.0 and Servlet 3.1 implementations. He also a member of the ASF infrastructure team where, amongst other things, he helps maintain the ASF’s Bugzilla instances.

In parallel with attending JavaOne next week in San Francisco, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 5:30PM, Thomas will host a meetup at Pivotal's San Francisco offices at 875 Howard Street. During the event he will provide an update on several topics including the most recent developments in Tomcat 8 and open the floor to discuss other items about Apache Tomcat. 

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Blog : Apache Tomcat 8.0.0-RC1 (alpha) Available

posted by Stacey Schneider on August 6, 2013 08:33 AM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 8.0.0-RC1 (alpha).

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Apache Tomcat 8 is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.

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Blog : Apache Tomcat 7.0.42 Released

posted by Stacey Schneider on July 8, 2013 08:34 AM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.42.

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

This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.41. The notable changes include:

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Blog : Comparing Apache Tomcat & Pivotal tc Server (Part One)

posted by Stacey Schneider on June 24, 2013 12:31 PM

One of Pivotal’s field engineers, Dan Carwin, recently began a series of posts breaking down differences between Pivotal tc Server and Apache Tomcat. In this post, we outline the five key configuration differences that Dan reported on with more detail. The upcoming, second post will cover the second category of differences—extensions to functionality.

The five key differences in configuration with Apache Tomcat and tc Server:

  1. Multi-instance Support with Shared tc Server Binaries
  2. Variable Substitution for Consistent Configuration and Port Management
  3. Asynchronous Logging
  4. Security Tuning
  5. TC-Native (compiled C) Connectors

Priority One—Interchangeable Runtimes

Most importantly, tc Server has been designed to be completely interchangeable with Tomcat—you can run the same codebase on either one, and we provide a 100% compatibility guarantee. The tc Server engineering team includes Apache contributors, committers, and team members—we are part of the community and know that integrity here means that our version must be completely interchangeable. Since we have been supporting Tomcat since 2001 (version 3.x), we can stand by our word.

About the Differences in Configuration

Anyone who wants to make configuration changes to the ASF's Tomcat can do so, and you might see that this list includes some of the same configuration changes that you have already done. Of course, we run into many people who aren’t aware of the options. Each of these five items helps take Tomcat to another level of enterprise readiness—together, they make it easier for admins, improve scale, and enhance security.

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Blog : Apache Tomcat 7.0.41 Released

posted by Stacey Schneider on June 11, 2013 07:20 AM

The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.41.

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

This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.40. The notable changes include:

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