Alternatives to Glassfish for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    • Payara Server was derived from GlassFish, so they share a lot of the same features. However, Payara Server continues to receive frequent updates, full support, bug fixes, etc for community users and support customers. Guest • Jan 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Payara Server has everything that GlassFish has plus some more modern features. They share a lot of common code so they mostly work in the same way, meaning you can switch between them without needing to learn new things first. Guest • Jan 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Payara Server was originally derived from GlassFish when Oracle dropped support. JadonOrtleppJan 2019 Disagree   Agree

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  • 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...

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  • is a multithreaded application server for php written in php. Our technology allows real multi-threading in PHP and different useful services for developers...

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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...

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  • JOnAS

    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...

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  • 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...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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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...

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Comment by ttmrichter
about Glassfish · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

For my purposes I prefer Geronimo and/or JOnAS to Glassfish, but Glassfish is a better-performing option (once the startup time has passed by!) and it is the one guaranteed to be up to date with the latest Java EE specifications, seeing as it is the reference platform. For static server purposes I'd probably choose Glassfish over Geronimo/JOnAS but for a portable environment it lacks.