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Daemon News: Jakarta-Tomcat on FreeBSD 4.4

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 6, 2002


"So what exactly are Servlets and Java Server Pages? Servlets are small Java programs and are a better way to handle CGI tasks such as dynamic content and database interaction. Servlets run inside the Java Virtual Machine, which handles threads for each new request instead of the per instance model of traditional CGI programs. Servlets are able to take full advantage of the Java language, eliminating buffer overrun problems as well as providing clean database interfaces through JDBC. Java Server Pages and Servlets also do not require a Java capable browser. All processing is done on the server."

"... So What is Tomcat? Tomcat is The Apache Group's reference implementation of a Servlet engine. It can handle both Servlets and JSPs. Tomcat can be run in stand-alone mode or with a HTTP server, such as Apache. For this article, I'm only going to concentrate on Servlets with Tomcat in stand-alone mode. In the future, we'll cover more functionality. " Servlets are small Java programs and are a better way to handle CGI tasks such as dynamic content and database interaction. Servlets run inside the Java Virtual Machine, which handles threads for each new request instead of the per instance model of traditional CGI programs. ... Tomcat is The Apache Group's reference implementation of a Servlet engine. It can handle both Servlets and JSPs. Tomcat can be run in stand-alone mode or with a HTTP server, such as Apache.

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