Apache Tomcat 7.0.56 / 8.0.15 Beta

An Open Source implementation of the JavaServer Pages and Java Servlet technologies
Apache Tomcat
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Apache Tomcat is an open source piece of software written in the Java programming language and designed to provide users with a native Java environment for running web apps. It is widely known for powering large-scale and mission-critical web applications across a wide range of organizations and industries.

Features at a glance

It is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies, which are developed under the Java Community Process. When developing web apps, you will need to add dynamic content to an existing Apache web server, which is provided by Tomcat.

Tomcat is also widely used for running Java code and applets on an Apache web server, especially be web developers who want to build dynamic websites and applications using the aforementioned Java technologies.

The software comprises of a JSP (JavaServer Pages) engine, a HTTP connector, as well as the Catalina servlet container. While the JSP engine is in charge of the dynamic content of a web app, the servlet container has been engineered to interact with the Java apps.

Under the hood, supported OSes and availability

As mentioned the project is written entirely in the Java programming language, which means that it will run well on GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It is available for download as binary and source archives for the aforementioned OSes. Supported architectures include both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Bottom line

Summing up, Apache Tomcat is a reliable solution for anyone who wants to develop rich web applications using open source technologies. It is an important part of the Apache project, which develops the world's most popular and used web server software.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 13th, 2014

license type:
The Apache License 2.0 
developed by:
Remy Maucherat
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)
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What's New in version 8.0.15 Beta
  • Catalina:
  • Add: 43548: Add an XML schema for the tomcat-users.xml file. (markt)
  • Add: 43682: Add support for referring to the current context, host and service name in per Context logging.properties files by using the properties ${classloader.webappName}, ${classloader.hostName} and ${classloader.serviceName}. (markt)
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