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What are the best Apache Tomcat alternatives?

Apache Tomcat is described as '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 organizations' and is a Web Server in the development category. There are eight alternatives to Apache Tomcat for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Jetty, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Apache Tomcat are JBoss, ActiveJ, Payara Server and simperium.

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    Jetty

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    9 alternatives to Jetty 

    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.

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    JBoss

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to JBoss 

    JBoss is Red Hats Java EE 5-compliant (soon Java EE 6-compliant) application server. It is, as with Red Hat itself, dual-licensed either as open source (community edition) or commercially (enterprise edition).

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    ActiveJ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    6 alternatives to ActiveJ 

    Alternative Java platform built from the ground up. It is minimalistic, boilerplate-free, and lightning-fast. ActiveJ has minimum third-party dependencies, yet features a full stack of technologies with an async programming model and powerful DI.

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    Payara Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java
    8 alternatives to Payara Server 

    Payara Server is an open source, cloud-native middleware platform supporting reliable and secure deployments of Java EE (Jakarta EE) applications on premise, in the cloud or hybrid environments.

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    simperium

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to simperium 

    Simperium is a service for developers to move data everywhere it's needed, instantly and automatically.

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    Pusher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    33 alternatives to Pusher 

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

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    DataKernel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux
    8 alternatives to DataKernel 

    Lightweight asynchronous framework for efficient and scalable web, network and big data solutions. Has its own lightning-fast I/O core and DI.

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    Mako Server

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    11 alternatives to 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 generated content faster than Apache can...

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    1.  PortableMako Server can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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