Java application servers
Application servers are programs running on some server-side backend – either a dedicated server or a virtual machine running on cloud resources – that run software services for Web apps. Java application servers meet a set of requirements set by the current version of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE, previously J2EE). As set in in J2EE, Java app servers were based on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), but many modern options leave off these features and concentrate on JavaServer Pages or Java servlets. Examples of common Java application servers include Apache Tomcat, Eclipse Jetty, Caucho Resin, and IBM WebSphere, among others.
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How 12 years of history led to Red Hat's big bet on cloud computing
14 Jun 2013
News - As though an invisible hand was leading their progress over the past 12 years, Red Hat is not positioned to make a splash in the world of open source cloud computing.
JavaOne conference coverage 2012
SearchOracle.com | 01 Oct 2012
Conference Coverage - Join TheServerSide.com and SearchOracle.com as we present conference coverage from JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld.
Continuing Video Coverage of New Java 7 Features and APIs
10 Feb 2012
News - Here at TheServerSide.com, we've been providing some very dedicated coverage to the new features of Java 7, with a look at tackling some of the new Java 7 APIs like the new File I/O (NIO.2) and concurrency libraries with tutorials and learning guides in...
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How is PaaS changing application servers?
09 Dec 2011
Video - Chris Haddad, VP of technology evangelism at WSO2, describes cloud services like PaaS and how they are affecting application servers.
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Five drawbacks to choosing JSF as your web application framework
16 Feb 2016
Feature - Being packed as part of the Java EE web profile, JSF is a compelling web framework to choose, but here are five reasons why you might want to think twice about using JavaServer Faces as UI framework for your project.
Embracing Lambda and Java 8? How the Java landscape will change in 2014
01 Jan 2014
Feature - What will 2014 bring for the enterprise Java community? How developers adapt to new technologies like Lambda is key. Also, how cloud computing deals with the increased desire to virtualize is key as well. Here we look at the key challenges developers...
The server-side trend for 2014? Modular and componentized application servers
01 Jan 2014
Feature - With modern applications, the focus is more on the software being developed, and less on the server-side software that manages all of the back-end services. The trend for 2014 and beyond? More modularization and componentization.
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Two most commonly misconfigured Tomcat performance settings
05 May 2013
Tip - Tomcat on the server is different from Tomcat on the desktop, but too many system admins fail to optimize their production servers for performance.
Compare new Java Web application tools to the basics
20 Feb 2012
Tip - When evaluating new Java Web application tools look back to the most basic Java development tools and see where the new tool takes you from there.
Consolidating network appliances with virtualization
27 Jun 2011
Tip - With virtualization, it is now possible to make more efficient use of physical resources and thereby space and power consumption, which lead to cost savings.