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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials

By : Tanuj Khare
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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials

By: Tanuj Khare

Overview of this book

Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat) is an open source servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The latest major stable release, Apache Tomcat version 7 implements the Servlet 3 and JavaServer Pages 2 specifications from the Java Community Process, and includes many additional features that make it a useful platform for developing and deploying web applications and web services.Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials follows a practical approach to teach installing, configuring, and maintaining Tomcat. It helps you to understand the middle architecture for hosting multiple websites and also provides the confidence to implement middleware support. It imparts to you the capacity to resolve migration issues and also provides regular maintenance solutions. This is the first and only book to cover upgrading to Tomcat 7 from previous versions.The journey of the reader starts at the beginner level and ends at the expert level. The content is designed in such a way that it balances the theory and practical approach for understanding concepts related to handling middle ware and web issues.In this book, you will go through a three-phase life cycle. The first cycle consists of installation, configuration of Tomcat 7 on different OS, and other configurations related to JDBC, port, deployment etc. The second phase deals with the building of enterprise application setup and high availability architecture (clustering load balancing). The third and critical phase will teach you to handle critical issues, performance tuning, and best practices for various environment stacks like dev/QA/stage/production.This book gives you a wider vision of using Tomcat 7 in web technologies and the skill to optimize their performance using Apache Tomcat 7.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials
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How to troubleshoot a problem

We cannot troubleshoot any issue by just referring to the user comments or problem statement. In order to troubleshoot the issue, we have to narrow down the problem to its root level and fix the issue.

Many web administrators always ask this question; how do we know that the system has a particular problem?

The solution to these issues will be found, if you dig the problem in the correct path. Secondly, if you come across a number of problems in your career, then you can correlate them and solve the problem. If you ask me, practically it's impossible to teach troubleshooting, as it comes from your own experience and your interest to solve the problem. Here, we discuss one of the common problems, application slowness, that occurs in every environment and the web administrator has to face this problem in his/her career.

Slowness issue in applications

Let's take a real-time situation where users complain about the performance of the application. The application comprises...