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Tomcat: The Definitive Guide by Ian F. Darwin, Jason Brittain

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Chapter 11. Final Words

We hope that this book has helped you get Tomcat working the way you want it to and has given you many concrete examples that you can use. Tomcat is so flexible and feature-filled, it’s possible that we didn’t cover how to use the combination of features that you need. If this book doesn’t cover something about Tomcat that you need to know, or if you’d like to help out, there are many online resources you can use to communicate with and learn from the Tomcat community.

Supplemental Resources

Just about everything you might want to use Tomcat for has been discussed and archived somewhere on the Internet. Before you ask a question about Tomcat on the Internet, you can probably search for and find your answer amongst the following online resources:

  • The online documentation that came with Tomcat

  • The Jakarta Tomcat web documentation

  • The Jakarta Tomcat mailing list archives

  • Web sites related to this book

  • Third-party web sites about Tomcat

Online Documentation That Ships with Tomcat

Included in the top-level directory of your Tomcat distribution (both binary and source distributions) are some plain text files that contain a wealth of information. These text files include the text of the Apache Software License that you must agree to in order to use or redistribute Tomcat, notes about how to install your particular version of Tomcat, how to run Tomcat, release notes about your version of Tomcat, information about the file structure of your Tomcat version, and the future ...

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