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Anonymous

Hi,

Is there a webpage that shows a feature comparison chart and performance
comparison chart for Glassfish, Weblogic, WebSphere, JBoss, etc...? I'd
like to see a single page with multiple rows and columns that lays it
all out. I want to see what Websphere and Weblogic offer that
Glassfish/Sun App Server doesn't.

If someone is going to create such a page, please put Sun App Server
beside Glassfish's name. When showing a chart like this to our clients,
we will want them to see Sun's name. Also compare to the latest
versions of all products. A page like this linked from Glassfish's main
page and Sun App Server's main page could do a lot of good for the product.

Thanks,
Ryan

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Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart

Jan did a lot of work on the Web Tier in the last few months.

Changing the subject line and including Jan.

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glassfish@javadesktop.org wrote:
> Something I noticed between glassfish and tomcat is the lack of configureability of web application environment.
> I've startet a thread here: http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=26631&tstart=30
> but got now answers (yet).
> Lacking this capability makes glassfish unuseable for us in a production environment where an application is devlivered to different customers and we do not want to repackage each update for each customer's setup.
> Too bad - everything else was very promising.
> (If I missed something or the complete idea of how to manage the problem is wrong, please, let me know)
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amyroh
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Hi everflux,

I've just blogged [1] about context.xml support in GlassFish.

[1]http://weblogs.java.net/blog/amyroh/archive/2007/05/context_webapp_1.html

Hope this helps,
Amy

> Something I noticed between glassfish and tomcat is
> the lack of configureability of web application
> environment.
> I've startet a thread here:
> http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=26631
> &tstart=30
> but got now answers (yet).
> Lacking this capability makes glassfish unuseable for
> us in a production environment where an application
> is devlivered to different customers and we do not
> want to repackage each update for each customer's
> setup.
> Too bad - everything else was very promising.
> (If I missed something or the complete idea of how to
> manage the problem is wrong, please, let me know)

Ryan de Laplante

Thanks. I think someone needs to spend some time reading marketing
material from all the competing products to come up with a list of
features to compare, and the values.

Sorry I can't offer many suggestions as I have only worked with Tomcat,
Jboss and Sun App Server 9/Glassfish. What I really liked about Sun App
Server/Glassfish over JBoss is that there is a web based admin console
to configure everything. I never need to look at XML files. Also the
admin GUI is hosted on a separate port so it is not exposed to Internet
users. What else? Web service monitoring is handy. You could mention
clustering, and all the new features in Glassfish 2.

Thanks,
Ryan

Jamey Wood wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
>
> I was just going looking back through some emails and saw that you
> never got a response. Sorry about that. I think you're raising an
> important question here.
>
> The closest thing that I know of to what you describe is at:
>
> http://wiki.glassfish.java.net/gfwiki/Wiki.jsp?page=GlassFishVsTomcat
>
> It certainly has a lot of holes, though (the most obvious being that
> while we have columns for Weblogic and Websphere, they aren't
> populated with any information).
>
> If anyone out there has experience with Weblogic or Websphere and
> could help with this, it'd be much appreciated. Or it'd also be
> helpful to get users' input on new rows (feature areas) which we
> should add.
>
> --Jamey
>
> Ryan de Laplante wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Is there a webpage that shows a feature comparison chart and
>> performance comparison chart for Glassfish, Weblogic, WebSphere,
>> JBoss, etc...? I'd like to see a single page with multiple rows and
>> columns that lays it all out. I want to see what Websphere and
>> Weblogic offer that Glassfish/Sun App Server doesn't.
>> If someone is going to create such a page, please put Sun App Server
>> beside Glassfish's name. When showing a chart like this to our
>> clients, we will want them to see Sun's name. Also compare to the
>> latest versions of all products. A page like this linked from
>> Glassfish's main page and Sun App Server's main page could do a lot
>> of good for the product.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ryan
>>
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everflux
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Something I noticed between glassfish and tomcat is the lack of configureability of web application environment.
I've startet a thread here: http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=26631&tstart=30
but got now answers (yet).
Lacking this capability makes glassfish unuseable for us in a production environment where an application is devlivered to different customers and we do not want to repackage each update for each customer's setup.
Too bad - everything else was very promising.
(If I missed something or the complete idea of how to manage the problem is wrong, please, let me know)

jluehe
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See

https://glassfish.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2439
("Add support for context.xml")

Let us know if this addresses your requirements.

Jamey Wood

Hi Ryan,

I was just going looking back through some emails and saw that you never
got a response. Sorry about that. I think you're raising an important
question here.

The closest thing that I know of to what you describe is at:

http://wiki.glassfish.java.net/gfwiki/Wiki.jsp?page=GlassFishVsTomcat

It certainly has a lot of holes, though (the most obvious being that
while we have columns for Weblogic and Websphere, they aren't populated
with any information).

If anyone out there has experience with Weblogic or Websphere and could
help with this, it'd be much appreciated. Or it'd also be helpful to
get users' input on new rows (feature areas) which we should add.

--Jamey

Ryan de Laplante wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Is there a webpage that shows a feature comparison chart and
> performance comparison chart for Glassfish, Weblogic, WebSphere,
> JBoss, etc...? I'd like to see a single page with multiple rows and
> columns that lays it all out. I want to see what Websphere and
> Weblogic offer that Glassfish/Sun App Server doesn't.
> If someone is going to create such a page, please put Sun App Server
> beside Glassfish's name. When showing a chart like this to our
> clients, we will want them to see Sun's name. Also compare to the
> latest versions of all products. A page like this linked from
> Glassfish's main page and Sun App Server's main page could do a lot of
> good for the product.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Ryan
>
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da3m0npr0c3ss
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Hello,

Along those lines, is there a comparison of Glassfish with an older version of the Sun Application Server (specifically v8.2)?

Thanks,
John Todd