June 21, 2002

ADT's Programmers Report: Open-source servers today

"If open-source operating systems and Web servers can go mainstream, can open-source application servers
be far behind? Already, the likes of Tomcat, Zope, Enhydra and JBoss boast development communities
devoted to moving open software forward, and corporate IT has started to test the waters. Some of these
products are all the app server many users need. And many are supported by commercial software makers.
But questions remain. Can open-source application servers scale? Will management tools be available? Will
commercial versions of open-source application servers really be open? Will maintenance and support be
readily available? Another question: How important is full J2EE compatibility?" More at ADTmag.


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