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Apache TomEE: A Tomcat for the Cloud

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Today Apache announced the release of Apache TomEE v1.0, which adds Java EE features and is ideally suited for the cloud.  Tomcat is a popular servlet and lightweight application among much of the Java community, so TomEE should come as welcome news to those who are looking for a cloud solution that retains Tomcat.  

This iteration of Tomcat is actually a combination of Apache projects, including OpenEJB, OpenWebBeans, OpenJPA, and MyFaces.  Apache's press release claims that TomEE is dedicated to "enhancing production quality," and thus far has found improvements on large applications.  More specifically, the stats are showing an increase in startup times by 100-300%:

  •  Railo 3.3 Custom (44mb WAR): 21.3% of beta2 startup time (369% faster)
  •  Lift/Scala sample app (23mb WAR): 43.8% of beta2 startup time (128% faster)
  •  Confluence 3.5.5 (149mb unpacked): 37.6% of beta2 startup time (166% faster)

O'Reiley Media's Tim O'Brien recently interviews the founder of TomEE to discuss the development and applicability of TomEE, specifically as it relates to Java developers:

You can get a hold of the source code, documentation, mailing lists and other useful resources by checking out the TomEE web page linked below.

Apache TomEE Official Site

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