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Alternatives to Apache Tomcat

JBoss, Microsoft IIS, NGINX, Jetty, and Flask are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Apache Tomcat.
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What is Apache Tomcat and what are its top alternatives?

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
Apache Tomcat is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Apache Tomcat is an open source tool with 6.3K GitHub stars and 4.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Apache Tomcat's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Apache Tomcat

  • JBoss
    JBoss

    An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity. ...

  • Microsoft IIS
    Microsoft IIS

    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. ...

  • NGINX
    NGINX

    nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018. ...

  • Jetty
    Jetty

    Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters. See the Jetty Powered page for more uses of Jetty. ...

  • Flask
    Flask

    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind. ...

  • GlassFish
    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. ...

  • Websphere
    Websphere

    It is a highly scalable, secure and reliable Java EE runtime environment designed to host applications and microservices for any size organization. It supports the Java EE, Jakarta EE and MicroProfile standards-based programming models. ...

  • Wildfly
    Wildfly

    It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development. ...

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        Best for ms technologyes ms bullshit
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        Performance
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        I am currently in school for computer science and am doing a class project about web servers. Our assignment is to research and select one of these web servers. Could you please let me know which one you would choose among NGINX, Microsoft IIS, and Apache HTTP Server and why?

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          Scalability
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          The best of them
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          Great Community
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          Enterprise version
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          High perfomance proxy server
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          Embedded Lua scripting
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          Reversy Proxy
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          Streaming media delivery
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          Fast and easy to set up
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        We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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        We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.

        We still use nginx with a docker-compose to expose the traffic from our APIs and TCP microservices, but for managing routing to the internet Traefik does a much better job

        The biggest win for naologic was the ability to set dynamic configurations without having to restart the server

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        Jetty

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          Lightweight
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          Python
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          Minimal
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          Open source
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          Documentation
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          Easy to use
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          Easy to setup and get it going
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          Well designed
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          Easy to develop and maintain applications
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          Easy to get started
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          Beautiful code
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          Rapid development
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          Powerful
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          Expressive
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          Flexibilty
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          Simple to use
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          Awesome
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          Customizable
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          Speed
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          Love it
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          Get started quickly
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          Easy to integrate
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          Perfect for small to large projects with superb docs.
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          For it flexibility
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          Productive
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          Flexibilty and easy to use
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          Flask
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          User friendly
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          Not JS
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          Secured
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        One of our top priorities at Pinterest is fostering a safe and trustworthy experience for all Pinners. As Pinterest’s user base and ads business grow, the review volume has been increasing exponentially, and more content types require moderation support. To solve greater engineering and operational challenges at scale, we needed a highly-reliable and performant system to detect, report, evaluate, and act on abusive content and users and so we created Pinqueue.

        Pinqueue-3.0 serves as a generic platform for content moderation and human labeling. Under the hood, Pinqueue3.0 is a Flask + React app powered by Pinterest’s very own Gestalt UI framework. On the backend, Pinqueue3.0 heavily relies on PinLater, a Pinterest-built reliable asynchronous job execution system, to handle the requests for enqueueing and action-taking. Using PinLater has significantly strengthened Pinqueue3.0’s overall infra with its capability of processing a massive load of events with configurable retry policies.

        Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Pinterest to discover and do what they love, and our job is to protect them from abusive and harmful content. We’re committed to providing an inspirational yet safe experience to all Pinners. Solving trust & safety problems is a joint effort requiring expertise across multiple domains. Pinqueue3.0 not only plays a critical role in responsively taking down unsafe content, it also has become an enabler for future ML/automation initiatives by providing high-quality human labels. Going forward, we will continue to improve the review experience, measure review quality and collaborate with our machine learning teams to solve content moderation beyond manual reviews at an even larger scale.

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