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 Supporting Web Applications with Tomcat

  Course Code - PM-100   Duration - 2 Days

This 2-day course is for programmers and administrators who wish to develop or support the deployment of server software, particularly for Internet and Intranet Web applications, using Tomcat.

 

 Prerequisites

 
 

Students should have a working knowledge of the Java language, typically obtained by prior attendance on our ‘Java Programming’ (‘PE-201’) course.

 

 Course Content

 
 

Apache and Tomcat

  • Apache Software Foundation
  • Jakarta Project
  • J2EE Technologies
  • What is Tomcat?

Installing Tomcat

  • Obtaining and installing Tomcat
  • The Tomcat directory structure
  • Tomcat configuration files
  • Port numbers

Java Web Applications

  • WAR file structure
  • Overview of Servlets and JSPs
  • The web.xml deployment descriptor
  • Ant

Deploying Web Applications

  • Context root
  • Tomcat deployment mechanisms
  • The Tomcat Manager
  • The Tomcat Administrator
  • Diagnosing and correcting deployment problems
  • Starting and stopping Web applications

Tomcat Configuration

  • Virtual hosting
  • Setting up JNDI resources & JDBC DataSources
  • Configuring a shared database
  • Accessing shared resources
  • Integrating Tomcat and Apache

Logging

  • How Web Applications Log
  • Log Levels
  • Log Handlers
  • Logging APIs – JULI & Log4j
  • Configuring Logging using JULI
  • Configuring Logging using Log4j

Monitoring

  • Setting up JMX Monitoring
  • Monitoring Tomcat using VisualVM
  • Installing the MBean plugin
  • Monitoring and Managing MBeans
  • Some useful MBeans to view

Performance

  • Using Jmeter to measure performance
  • Tomcat tuning paramteres
  • Tuning the JVM

Security

  • Web security realms
  • Security options in web.xml
  • Users and roles
  • Configuring Tomcat security realms
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Common “gotchas” in performance and security configuration
  • How to maximize performance and security

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