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TomEE vs Tomcat

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Now back to the topic – what are the differences between TomEE vs Tomat? As you may already know, Apache Tomcat is a popular Java Servlet container that implements the following Java specifications:

  • Java Servlet
  • Java Server Pages
  • Expression Language
  • WebSocket

Depending on the Tomcat version you install, some of the above mentioned specifications maybe not be supported.

On the other hand, Apache TomEE a certified Java Enterprise Edition (EE) stack that was developed on top of Tomcat plus integrated and bundled with additional Java EE related technologies. TomEE supports and implements the following specifications:

  • CDI – Apache OpenWebBeans
  • EJB – Apache OpenEJB
  • JPA – Apache OpenJPA
  • JSF – Apache MyFaces
  • JSP – Apache Tomcat
  • JSTL – Apache Tomcat
  • JTA – Apache Geronimo Transaction
  • Servlet – Apache Tomcat
  • JavaMail – Apache Geronimo JavaMail
  • Bean Validation – Apache BVal

In addition to the above-mentioned specifications, an extended version of TomEE known as TomEE+ adds further support for:

  • JAX-RS – Apache CXF
  • JAX-WS – Apache CXF
  • JMS – Apache ActiveMQ
  • Connector – Apache Geronimo Connector

Additional information on the differences between TomEE vs Tomcat can be found online via the following links TomEE and Tomcat.

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