U just developed a great mashup, where wld u rather deploy it to? While I fink plenty of shops in Nigeria are so use to Jboss, I fink Glassfish has been kicking its Bottom and leading the way in recent times wen u look at rate of adoption and blogoshpere. Even Marc Fleury wld attest to that! Not surprising as Sun has bin throwing resources at it in its bid to gain some market share. Sun seems to be getting some tngs rite these dayz. I must comment that I never rily liked JBoss, my tomcat was just the ideal tng for mi. Perhaps my major gripe with JBoss was its poor documentation. U could throw a stronger machine at it, but, I subscribe to tuning. Fine, I understand open source developers also need to feed their families. I have played around Glassfishv2 and seriously believe it’s better compared to JBoss or Apache Geronimo. It feels performant, startup time is ok and easier to use. The admin interface aint bad at all. Not too many hosting sites have Glassfish offerings, but I fink tngs are beginning to change. Not sure if licensing has been an issue. The Sun rise has a lot to do with this, though it’s not yet reflecting in their books.
I would go with tomcat any day. Just like my tngs simple! Which server do u swear by: Jetty, JonAS, JBoss, Geronimo, Resin, Tomcat or wat?
Share ur thots on which App/Web server is your ideal platform and why.