Current books on Tomcat are primarily focused on the application deployer or administrator. As a result, they invariably focus on the issues related to managing a Tomcat installation, configuring the runtime environment, and on deploying web applications.
On the other hand, while books on servlet programming are targeted at Java web developers, they often provide a container-agnostic view of the servlet specification. Tomcat is often a bit player in these books and has very few speaking lines.
This book fills the void between these two approaches.
It will take you on a guided tour of a living implementation of an industrial-strength servlet container.
Along the way, you will learn how various elements of the Servlet 2.5 specification as well ...