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Major Denial of Service Vulnerability Affects Most Web Servers

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 03, 2012 10

Security researcher Alexander Klink and Julian Wälde revealed a serious vulnerability that until recently affected the vast majority of web server. The attack only requires a single HTTP request that is specially designed to create hash code collisions in POST form data. When first discovered this attack affected Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, and ASP.NET, but vendors have been working on patches.

Siwpas 1.0 - a Tomcat Based Server for EE6 Web Profile

by Kostis Kapelonis on  May 24, 2011 4

MechSoft releases Siwpas, a lightweight application server based on Apache Tomcat that focuses exclusively on Web applications.

Whither the GlassFish Gem? Alternatives for Deploying JRuby Web Applications

by Paul Blair on  Apr 21, 2010

When Oracle released its GlassFish roadmap, a notable absence was the GlassFish gem. This gem-based server for Rails, Merb, and Sinatra applications has become a common deployment option for the JRuby platform and has been widely recommended to the JRuby community. The gem allows Rails users running in multithreaded mode to take advantage of the JVM by running multiple threads per server instance.

MuleSoft's CloudCat Supports Web Application Deployment on Amazon EC2 and GoGrid Clouds

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 16, 2010

MuleSoft's cloud service offering of Apache Tomcat container, called CloudCat, provides a virtual image that allows developers and QA teams to build and test web applications in the cloud environment. MuleSoft recently announced CloudCat product availability and a partnership with cloud infrastructure hosting provider GoGrid.

MuleSoft Releases Tomcat-based Tcat Server and iBeans Integration Framework

by Ryan Slobojan on  Oct 08, 2009 1

Tcat Server, an Apache Tomcat-based application server created by MuleSoft (formerly MuleSource), was released today. InfoQ took the opportunity to talk with Mahau Ma, Greg Schott and Ross Mason of MuleSoft to learn more about Tcat Server and another new integration framework called iBeans.

Google Chose Jetty for App Engine

by Craig Wickesser on  Aug 05, 2009

Google App Engine was initially using Apache Tomcat as their webserver/servlet container but eventually switched to Jetty.

Filip Hanik on Heterogeneous Cluster Communication Using Apache Tribes

by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 31, 2009 2

Apache Tribes, a Tomcat 6 module, supports group communication in the server cluster. Filip Hanik talked about the challenges in heterogeneous clusters and how Tribes helps with group communication requirements of Tomcat clusters. He did a presentation at SpringOne Americas conference about Tribes messaging framework.

Tomcat used by 64% of Java Developers

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 03, 2007 9

According to a recent study conducted by BZ Research, Tomcat is used by almost two thirds of corporate Java developers. With its support for clustering & server monitoring, Tomcat has gained more popularity compared to other application servers. IBM WebSphere and RedHat JBoss came second and third in the research study.

Grasshopper 2.0 IL to Java bytecode Compiler Technology Preview

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 23, 2006 2

Mainsoft has released a preview of Grasshopper 2.0 that is compatible with Visual Studio 2005. Grasshopper allows Visual Studio developers to cross-compile IL into Java bytecode. Developers can then run their applications on a J2EE/Tomcat stack.

Terracotta releases free 4 node Tomcat Session Clustering

by Floyd Marinescu on  May 12, 2006

JVM clustering vendor Terracotta has released for free use their Terracotta Sessions for Tomcat. The product is based on their distributed shared objects (DSO) product which uses a hub and spoke architecture and can synchronize changes across nodes at the field level (instead of serialization). The license allows projects with up to 4 nodes in their cluster to use it for free.

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