New to J2EE, what to learn Tomcat, Bea Weblogic, or Sun?

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General J2EE: New to J2EE, what to learn Tomcat, Bea Weblogic, or Sun?

  1. New to J2EE, what to learn Tomcat, Bea Weblogic, or Sun? Can someone point me to right direction? Is there a j2ee irc channels available?
  2. It depends much on you requirements. Tomcat is the simplest of the them all. It only supports Servlets and JSPs and it is open source and free. It is used almost everywhere. You should definitely start with it. The next candidate is probably Sun App Server. It is an open source and free server that supports the complete J2EE stack. The last but not the least is WebLogic. Bea WebLogic is now actually Oracle WebLogic. Its future is not very clear, although Oracle seems to support it well. WebLogic is a commercial full-stack J2EE server, with lots of high-quality documentation and tons of nice features. Java Development on Demand http://www.hitech.com.ua/en/
  3. ...The last but not the least is WebLogic. Bea WebLogic is now actually Oracle WebLogic. Its future is not very clear, although Oracle seems to support it well...
    Who knows what might happen to GlassFish as part of Oracle's Sun acquisition, but WebLogic is so mature and feature-rich that I think its future is pretty well secure (as much as these things ever are). WebLogic is now the Java server at the heart of Oracle's Fusion Middleware stack (replacing OC4J) which in turn will underpin Oracle new ERP (Fusion) apps so it's difficult to see that changing any time soon. WebLogic installs pretty easily, but yes, maybe Tomcat is a simpler starting point. Simon