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Oracle APEX Cookbook - Second Edition by Marcel Van Der Plas, Michel Van Zoest

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Setting up the APEX Listener on Tomcat

Together with the production release of APEX 4.0, the APEX Listener became available. The Listener is certified to run on three different web containers: Oracle WebLogic, OC4J (only APEX Listener 1.0), and Glassfish (in theory it can run on almost any web container, but these three are supported by Oracle).

In this recipe we will use Tomcat to be the container in which the listener will run. This choice is arbitrary and does not express an opinion of which web container is best.

Getting ready

Make sure Tomcat is installed on your system; it can be downloaded from http://tomcat.apache.org.

Configure Tomcat to run on a free port. For this example, we will assume port 8080, but when that is not available in your ...

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