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GlassFish vs Apache Tomcat: What are the differences?

Developers describe GlassFish as "The Open Source Java EE Reference Implementation". An Application Server means, It can manage Java EE applications You should use GlassFish for Java EE enterprise applications. The need for a seperate Web server is mostly needed in a production environment. On the other hand, Apache Tomcat is detailed as "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.

GlassFish and Apache Tomcat can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

Apache Tomcat is an open source tool with 3.51K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Tomcat's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is GlassFish?

An Application Server means, It can manage Java EE applications You should use GlassFish for Java EE enterprise applications. The need for a seperate Web server is mostly needed in a production environment.

What is Apache Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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        How developers use GlassFish and Apache Tomcat
        Avatar of Promethean TV
        Promethean TV uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Apache Tomcat is part of the open source Ant Media Server platform that currently provides both LIVE and VOD video trans-coding and delivery features for the Promethean Platform.

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        Analytical Informatics uses GlassFishGlassFish

        J2EE application server to handle JDBC connection pooling, shared SDK, JDNI resources, etc. and host our JVM-based web applications (primarily Rails via JRuby).

        Avatar of Kingsley Victor
        Kingsley Victor uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        I use Tomcat to run Java enterprise web apps. Used to test enterprise applications mostly written using the Spring framework

        Avatar of Cian Ó Cuinneagáin
        Cian Ó Cuinneagáin uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Use this as the application server running on our production and development environment. Hosted on AWS.

        Avatar of The Independent
        The Independent uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Tomcat provides a fantastic application container that runs the majority of services of the site.

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        simpleshow GmbH uses Apache TomcatApache Tomcat

        Apache Tomcat is being used as our application server for spring-based backend applications.

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