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Tomcat: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition 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 given you many concrete examples that you can use. Tomcat is so flexible and feature-filled that it's possible we didn't cover how to use the combination of features you need to use. 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 anyone wanted 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 find your answer among the following online resources:

  • The online documentation that came with Tomcat

  • The Apache Tomcat web site documentation

  • The Apache Tomcat mailing list archives

  • Web sites related to this book

  • Third-party web sites about Tomcat

We focus on the details of each of these information sources.

Online Documentation That Shipped 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. They include the text of the Apache Software License that you must agree to to use or redistribute Tomcat, notes about how to install the particular version of Tomcat you have, how to run it, release notes about your version of Tomcat, information about the file structure of your Tomcat ...

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