AWS CloudFormation vs Apache Tomcat: What are the differences?
AWS CloudFormation: Create and manage a collection of related AWS resources. You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work; Apache Tomcat: An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
AWS CloudFormation and Apache Tomcat are primarily classified as "Infrastructure Build" and "Web Servers" tools respectively.
"Automates infrastructure deployments" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CloudFormation over the competitors, whereas "Easy" was stated as the key factor in picking Apache Tomcat.
Apache Tomcat is an open source tool with 3.44K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Tomcat's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Apache Tomcat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 562 company stacks & 419 developers stacks; compared to AWS CloudFormation, which is listed in 195 company stacks and 75 developer stacks.
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