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Developers describe Pow as "Zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X". Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial. 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.

Pow and Apache Tomcat can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

Pow and Apache Tomcat are both open source tools. It seems that Apache Tomcat with 3.51K GitHub stars and 2.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pow with 3.47K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks.

What is Pow?

Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.

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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        What are some alternatives to Pow and Apache Tomcat?
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        The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
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        Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
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        LiteSpeed
        It is a drop-in Apache replacement and the leading high-performance, high-scalability server. You can replace your existing Apache server with it without changing your configuration or operating system details. As a drop-in replacement, it allows you to quickly eliminate Apache bottlenecks in 15 minutes with zero downtime.
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        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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        Karma uses PowPow

        Pow is what we use for development on our local machines. It's easy to setup, and easy to maintain since it also eliminates the need for maintaining a /etc/hosts file.

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        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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