Clustering Tomcat in 2 minutes using Tcat and Terracotta


Last week, we did a webinar with Terracotta on scaling and managing your web applications running on Tomcat. During the webinar, I did a short demo that showed a Terracotta profile, which makes it super easy to setup the environment required for web applications that use HTTP session clustering using Terracotta.

I previously blogged about how to create a server profile and apply it to servers here. In this case,

Debugging your Tomcat Webapp with Eclipse


Most of our customers are using Tcat to build APIs. Anypoint Platform combines Tcat’s ease of use with built-in management and support. Whatever you’re building and deploying on Tcat, Anypoint Platform gives you agility, reusability, and transparency. Give Anypoint Platform a try for 30 days and see what you think.

Last update: June 20th, 2017

For those of you who develop in Eclipse,

Including Files Into Tomcat’s server.xml Using XML Entity Includes

April 29 2010


Once in a while I get questions about whether Apache Tomcat implements a way to include other files in server.xml, Tomcat’s main configuration file.  The answer is that there is a way to do it, and that Tomcat didn’t have to implement a new feature for it to work.  The way to do it is: XML entity includes.

The easiest way to get Tcat on Ubuntu


Linux has become the platform of choice for many enterprises and has led the move towards reducing costs and improving effectiveness by using Open Source solutions. Our friends at Canonical are leading the charge in providing easy to use, compelling solution in Ubuntu.

Clustering your Tomcat Servers: Webinar


Tomorrow, MuleSoft’s Sateesh Narahari (Director of Product Management) and Jason Brittain (MuleSoft Architect and co-author of Tomcat: the Definitive Guide) along with Terracotta’s Ari Zilka (CTO) and Mike Allen (Sr. Director of Product Management) will be doing a webinar on Clustering your Tomcat Servers.

Tomcat Admins: Automate your configuration changes


Apache Tomcat is the right sized application server for web applications. It does not have the bloat and complexity of Java EE application server and continues to be light weight and efficient.

While Tomcat provides basic deployment capabilities, configuring Apache Tomcat instance for applications is a manual, error prone and repetitive process. When we launched Tcat Server, our goal was to make it extremely easy to use Tomcat in enterprises.

Streamlining Tomcat App Development by 30%: State of Alaska

April 13 2010


The State of Alaska uses Tcat Server for configuration management of its Apache Tomcat servers, and to automate the deployment process for key Tomcat applications.

Tcat Server 6 R2 P1 Released, Including the Newest Apache Tomcat

March 23 2010


We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of our newest release of Tcat Server 6. This new release includes many fixes, in addition to bundling the Apache Software Foundation’s official release binaries of the newest Tomcat release, version 6.0.26.

Here is a summary of the changes and fixes that are included in the new version of Tomcat, since our last release of Tcat Server 6:

Announcing Support for Apache Tomcat 6.0.26


One of the good things about Apache Tomcat is that it is world’s most efficient and effective application server for running web applications. Legacy Java EE application servers can be more trouble than they are worth due to their inherent complexity and feature bloat.

In January of this year, the Apache Software Foundation released, Tomcat 6.0.24 , which made major improvements in finding and preventing memory leaks in web applications.  

Upcoming Webinar: Seamless Webapp deployment with Maven and Tcat Server

February 17 2010


Are you frustrated with how hard it is to build and manage your web applications? Are you looking for a way to automate your webapp release and deployment processes? And for a way to easily manage upgrades and rollbacks to groups of Tomcat servers?

Join Dan Diephouse, Sr. Architect at MuleSoft, and Jason vna Zyl, founder of Maven and Sonatype, for a webinar on Seamless Webapp Deployment with Maven and Tcat Server.