Tcat Server 6 Public Beta Phase Concludes

October 10 2009

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The public beta phase is now complete — Tcat Server 6 R1 is now released!

Thanks for all of the help and feedback you gave us during the public beta. We learned quite a bit about what you, the Apache Tomcat community, want in the form of an Enterprise Tomcat server. We made many important changes, added some features, and did a lot of testing.

During the public beta,

Tcat Server is now GA

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We have released the GA version of Tcat Server today. The last few weeks have been exciting, as we were getting a continuous stream of feedback from the community, customers, and prospects.

We added several new features since the public beta release, which I will discuss later in this post.

IT Service Management and Tomcat

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If you work in IT, you probably heard about IT service management (ITSM) or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). ITIL is a set of best practices to improve IT effectiveness and quality, and it has gained wider adoption over the last several years. ITSM is at the heart of ITIL and aims to improve availability of IT services while reducing the cost of repeatable IT processes.

ITIL consists of several areas: Service Desk,

Finding bad code

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Several years ago, I moved into Product Management, and progressively my time writing code has diminished. Hanging out with the super smart developers at MuleSoft has made me realize how much I missed the days of writing code. So I wanted to get back to doing some code, and what better way to do it than to write a few JSPs? JSPs are easy to write, and you get instant gratification as well.

Recompiling Tomcat May Cause Runtime Problems

September 24 2009

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It’s a very good thing that Tomcat is open source software. Because it is open, it enjoys broad stand-alone adoption, plus it has been incorporated as part of many other application server products, both commercial and open source. Why reinvent the wheel when Tomcat works great as a generic web container, and the source code is free? Many smart application server teams have chosen to embed Tomcat as their web container. They pull a copy of the Tomcat source code that they know works well,

Whats new with Tcat Server?

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Since the launch of the public beta of Tcat Server a few weeks ago, the team at MuleSoft has been busy working on adding new features to the product. We also launched a new product called Mule iBeans. To complement iBeans, we released public beta 2 of Tcat Server, which is now optimized as the ideal runtime for iBeans and contains several new features. Here are the highlights:

Tomcat Performance Tuning Tips

September 16 2009

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I often get questions about how to tune Tomcat for better performance.  It is usually best to answer this only after first spending some time understanding the installation of Tomcat, the web site’s traffic level, and the web applications that it runs.  But, there are some general performance tips that apply regardless of these important details.  In general, Tomcat performs better when you:

Don’t You Have a Blog?

September 16 2009

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Every so often, I would be answering some questions about Tomcat, and the person I’m speaking with would ask “where’s your blog?” or “do you have a blog somewhere?”  I have always cringed at that question because I didn’t have one — until now.  Mainly I had a few clever excuses for not putting time into a blog of my own:

Whitepaper: Migrating from WebLogic to Tomcat

September 14 2009

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While it has been commonplace (and well documented) for IT organizations to migrate Java EE applications initially developed on Apache Tomcat upward to commercial Java application servers, such as Oracle’s WebLogic, in recent years the trend has been reversing. There are a number of compelling reasons for creating new web applications using today’s deployment architectures on Tomcat instead of WebLogic, but perhaps even more interesting is the trend to migrate existing Java EE applications from WebLogic to Tomcat.

Upcoming webinar and live demo: Intro to MuleSoft Tcat Server

September 11 2009

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Finally, a way to develop and deploy Tomcat applications with ease! Are you developing applications on Apache Tomcat, or are you a Tomcat administrator? Have you been looking for ways to reduce tedious manual work as you deploy and manage your Tomcat applications, or are you seeking better visibility into your application’s performance metrics and faster resolution of problems?