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  • Apache Tomcat 7 Becomes Latest Stable Release

    Tomcat version 7.0.6, released on January 11th 2011, has been voted stable. This is the first stable release of the Tomcat 7 branch, the first new stable branch of the popular servlet container for almost four years.

  • SpringSource vFabric cloud application framework platform

    While VMWare offering a new range of products to support its vision of enterprise cloud computing at VMWorld 2010 is interesting from an operations and user perspective, developer focus is on vFabric the Spring platform for developing and running cloud based applications. The goal is to provide the same convenience infrastructure for cloud applications as for spring based enterprise applications.

  • More Open Source Cloud with Apache Nuvem?

    Recently the Deltacloud and libCloud projects were accepted into Apache incubator status. Now it looks like Nuvem, another Cloud-related project may be coming soon. Although there may be overlaps with these other projects, it seems that Nuvem may be taking a SOA-based approach with dependency on SCA.

  • Standards and Open Source for Cloud Computing

    Three recent announcements highlight the evolving cloud ecosystem in favor of openness and standards. Red Hat has moved its Deltacloud effort to the Apache Incubator, Rackspace has made its Cloud Files code open source, and the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has released two documents laying out the essential functions for cloud computing and descriptive language for them.

  • Tomcat 7 Beta Debuts Servlet 3.0 Support, Security Upgrades and Operations-Friendly Updates

    New Tomcat 7 Beta brings Servlet 3.0 and JSP 2.2 support, security upgrades, and new management features.

  • Do We Need LAMP as PaaS in the Cloud?

    LAMP has been a major platform for the Internet, but current cloud offerings do not seem to include LAMP as PaaS. Is LAMP needed in a cloud computing world?

  • Whither the GlassFish Gem? Alternatives for Deploying JRuby Web Applications

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Aptana Cloud Connect for Java

    Last week, Aptana, developers of the PyDev Python IDE for Eclipse, announced the availability of cloud support via Aptana Cloud Connect. Aptana Cloud is a general cloud hosting service which is portable between Amazon EC2 and other cloud environments.

  • dynaTrace 3 Features Global Transaction Tracing, Cloud Support, and an Open Source Plug-in Model

    dynaTrace software recently announced the release of dynaTrace 3. dynaTrace software is an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) vendor that provides Java and .NET developers insight into performance problems in both application code as well as environmental configurations.

  • Filip Hanik on Heterogeneous Cluster Communication Using Apache Tribes

    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.

  • Interview: Rod Johnson Discusses Spring, OSGi, Tomcat and the Future of Enterprise Java

    Rod Johnson discusses the Spring Portfolio, the Oracle/BEA and Sun/MySQL acquisitions, Java EE 6, Tomcat and Spring, Spring Dynamic Modules, the future of enterprise Java, the benefits of OSGi for application developers, the Covalent acquisition and Spring 3.0. Johnson also alludes to the SpringSource Application Platform, which was announced a month after this interview was filmed.

  • Tomcat used by 64% of Java Developers

    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.

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