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Description

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

What is Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.

What is Cowboy?

Cowboy aims to provide a complete HTTP stack in a small code base. It is optimized for low latency and low memory usage, in part because it uses binary strings. Cowboy provides routing capabilities, selectively dispatching requests to handlers written in Erlang.

Pros

Why do developers choose Apache Tomcat?
Why do you like Apache Tomcat?

Why do developers choose Puma?
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Why do developers choose Cowboy?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Apache Tomcat?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Tomcat
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What are the cons of using Puma?
No Cons submitted yet for Puma
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What are the cons of using Cowboy?
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Pricing

How much does Apache Tomcat cost?
How much does Puma cost?
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Companies

What companies use Apache Tomcat?
490 companies on StackShare use Apache Tomcat
What companies use Puma?
62 companies on StackShare use Puma
What companies use Cowboy?
8 companies on StackShare use Cowboy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Apache Tomcat?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Tomcat
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Apache Tomcat, Puma, and Cowboy?

  • nginx - A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.
  • Apache HTTP Server - Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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