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  • Apache Tomcat icon

    Apache Tomcat

    Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • icon is a multithreaded application server for php written in php. Our technology allows real multi-threading in PHP and different useful services for developers enabling more efficiency and security. And best of all – it is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted PHP

  • icon is a lightweight framework for building high performance Realtime Single Page JavaScript applications.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux JavaScript Node.JS

  • Jetty icon


    The Jetty Web Server provides a HTTP server and Servlet container capable of serving static and dynamic contend either from a standalone or embedded instantiations.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Socket.IO aims to make real-time apps possible in every browser and mobile device, blurring the differences between the different transport mechanisms. It's care-free open source real-time 100% in JavaScript. Common source...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud JavaScript C++ ... Java Node.JS

  • Glassfish icon


    GlassFish v3, built by the GlassFish community, is the first compatible implementation of the Java EE 6 platform specification. Many of the Java EE 6 themes carry over to Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 - flexibility...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Pusher icon


    Pusher is a hosted API for quickly, easily and securely adding scalable realtime functionality to web and mobile apps.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

  • simperium icon


    Simperium is a service for developers to move data everywhere it's needed, instantly and automatically. Use a Simperium library and write a few lines of code. Simperium can then move any JSON data across multiple versions of...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    Apache Geronimo

    A Java EE 5-certified application server for web and enterprise applications based on Suns Java EE platform specification. The goal of the Geronimo project is to produce a server runtime framework that pulls together the best Open...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Oracle Weblogic Server icon

    Oracle Weblogic Server

    Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is the #1 application server across conventional and cloud environments, providing extreme cloud performance, scalability, and elasticity.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • JOnAS icon


    JOnAS is a leading edge Java EE 5 certified Open Source OSGi Enterprise Server by OW2. The License used by JOnAS is the LGPL. The OW2 development community includes many academic institutes (Grenoble University, INRIA, LIFL, Peking...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Mako Server icon

    Mako Server

    The Mako Server is an application server with an API that loosely resembles the Java Servlet API, but where server side web applications are designed in the Lua scripting language. The Mako Server is capable of delivering dynamically...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    WebSphere Application Server

    WebSphere Application Server provides the availability and security your business depends on while optimizing cost. Build, deploy and manage robust, agile and reusable SOA business applications and services of all types while...

    Commercial Windows Linux Java Mobile

JBoss Comments

I added this platform for sake of completeness, but I have ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about JBoss Jun 2011

I added this platform for sake of completeness, but I have no love for it at all. Part of the problem is that Red Hat wants to make money in its usual, inimitable way: charge for the version that is actually usable. Out of the box the community edition of JBoss is lacking compared to all of its competition. (No administration console for starters.) Sadly it was one of the earliest open source application servers so it has the market share.

I suspect much of the loathing people have for writing Java EE applications stems from the fact that JBoss was the dominant platform for doing it.