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03/24/2010

Well Played, SpringSource

Well, when I posted news the other day that SpringSource has declared war on this site when they launched TomcatExpert, I did not think that they'd go on the offensive this quickly.  While scrolling through today's tweets, the following post on TomcatExpert caught my eye:  tomcatexpert blog: Myth or truth: One should always use Apache httpd in front of Apache Tomcat to improve performance? (sic).  After mere seconds of viewing what looked to be a very interesting article, SpringSource must have realized who I was and lobbed an Aw, Snap at me, preventing me from reading their stuff:

Touche

Touché, TomcatExpert.  

Long-time friends of this site may recognize that I posted a similar question on this blog two years ago (Remember, Dad?), in the post:  "Do I Still Need Apache?" where I state "no, not really but apache httpd is pretty good at connecting to lots of different things in addition to tomcat".  And this was without the need for fancy tables, test results from a celebrity tomcat committer, or other compelling sources of evidence!  No, I prefer to assume that it took SpringSource 2 years to come up with a rebuttal to "Do I Still Need Apache?".  Well, the war of the tomcat blogs is officially underway.

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