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Apache Tomcat Bible Paperback – May 30, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0764526060 ISBN-10: 0764526065 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Bible (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764526065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764526060
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,549,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

If Apache Tomcat can do it, you can do it too...

Whether you’re just starting out with Tomcat or looking for ways to take full advantage of its power, here is the indispensable reference guide to installing, configuring, and using the most popular open source servlet container. It tames Tomcat’s complexity and provides complete information on everything from basic installation to creating, debugging, and securing applications. And just as Tomcat stays current with the latest servlet API, this book’s companion Web site will keep you current by supplying updated code samples.

Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of Apache Tomcat

  • Get a complete understanding of Apache Tomcat’s development and its benefits as a reference implementation
  • Take advantage of J2EE™ using Java Server Pages and Java Servlets
  • Package, compile, and deploy Tomcat applications using Ant and your IDE
  • Use the administrator and manager applications
  • Configure the Tomcat server and customize Tomcat for assorted applications
  • Explore advanced techniques, including SOAP, load balancing, and clustering
  • Discover how to secure and debug Tomcat applications
  • Work with frameworks, tools, and utilities

Companion Web site

The companion Web site contains all code samples from the book. Any code updates will be posted to the site along with the original code, so you can refer to it at any time.

About the Author

Jon Eaves is the Chief Technology Officer of ThoughtWorks Australia and has over 15 years of software development experience in a wide variety of application domains and languages. Jon spends his working hours developing large-scale enterprise systems using J2EE, and when he can find spare time developing J2ME/MIDP applications and working on the BouncyCastle Java Cryptographic APIs ( He can be reached at

Warner Godfrey is a dedicated software engineer, who with 4 years’ experience is constantly looking for new technical challenges. Past experience has seen Warner involved in many large-scale Web-based projects. Warner has recently taken a position as Chief Technology Officer at LiveEvents Wireless, a wireless content aggregator developing J2ME applications for mobile devices. An avid surfer, Warner will most likely be found down the coast after writing this book, making up for lost time catching a few waves. Surf conditions not permitting, he may be found kicking up some dust on a mountain bike trail in the nearby hills. Warner may be reached via email at

Rupert Jones has been a Technical Lead for large-scale Internet projects for the past 4 years. He has a wealth of experience in Internet-related application development (J2EE and other) and has been involved in a number of open source projects in his spare time. Outside of work and writing this book Rupert enjoys traveling, reading and dining on fine food and wine. Rupert can be reached at

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Geisler on August 2, 2003
Format: Paperback
It is always a wonderful thing to find an excellent technical reference that is also highly *readable* - the enthusiasm of the authors for the subject is obvious to the reader and their pragmatic approach most welcome.
Regardless of if you are an experienced developer or beginner, I believe you will find a wealth of information in this book to justify the purchase. (I found the sections on how tomcat manages classloading and security of particular interest).
I believe that if your primary development and deployment platform is tomcat then this book will be of great use. Although this book is somewhat Windows centric, those of us who use real operating systems (i.e. Unix based derivatives) will still find real value from this book.
The authors obviously have deep experience with the platform and
I can only highly recommend this book to anyone working with Tomcat
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Yip on July 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
Very thorough coverage of Tomcat including introductions to useful tools and technologies such as Ant, Struts, JBoss, log4j, Cactus, JMeter, etc.
I'm not really the type of reader that would read straight through Bible type books so the value is really more as a reference. There are a lot of online resources for Tomcat so I don't think the Tomcat Bible should be seen as a replacement so much as a complementary resource. Especially if you're coming in cold, there are a lot of good pointers to tools and technologies that you should follow up on.
I didn't expect thorough coverage of Struts given that this is the Apache /Tomcat/ Bible and not the Struts Bible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Enrique Ortiz on October 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is definitely a good book to have... I recommend it! It is a true *complete* reference to Tomcat. Pretty much all you need to know about Tomcat you can find in this book. In a nutshell, a useful book that I am constantly referencing... it is pretty comprehensive...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sweeney on February 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
Chapters 2,5 and 7 were worth the price, as I managed to get Ant up and running, a timely digression as our Tomcat experiment evolves into a real production environment. I would suggest downloading the source, rather than trying to follow the authors' instructions on setting up your development environment (if you followed their directions, you would put your web directory under bible\tomcat\hello).
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