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Tomcat 6 Developer's Guide by Damodar Chetty

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Tomcat

It is hard to overemphasize the importance of Apache Tomcat in the realm of Java Enterprise Edition web development. Tomcat began its life as source code that was donated by Sun Microsystems to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Since then, it has played a central role in the development and validation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications and has been the official reference implementation for these specifications.s

Its early popularity stemmed from the fact that it was easily integrated with two of the world's most popular web server software, Apache httpd and Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) server.

However, since then, it has evolved into a production-grade product used by ...

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