Media praise for Tomcat: The Definitive Guide

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"Tomcat: The Definitive Guide is very well written, concise, and to the point. It does not try to cover everything about Tomcat and therefore does not dilute what it does cover. It focuses on administration, not development and as such, is for administrators...If you need to run Tomcat, then this book is a must-have. It will keep you out of trouble and have your Tomcat server running smoothly long into the future."
-- T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine

"This book is a great, concise guide to setting up and administering Tomcat. No assumptions are made that you have years of Java or system administration experience. The book directly tackles ninety-eight percent of the questions that the average Tomcat administrator is going to have without having to sift through thousands of pages of worthless fluff...In typical O'Reilly style the book is well organized and well written."
--Thomas Valletta, Utah Java User Group, February 2004
http://www.ujug.org/rev-tomcat2.html

"'Tomcat' offers setup instructions, including how to run the thing automatically on start-up. Performance tuning and load balancing are here, along with information on all the configuration options...In contrast to most sources I?ve seen, which assume that real Tomcatters always integrate, this book explores the pros and cons of the alternative: running Tomcat as a stand-alone server. There?s also a whole chapter on Tomcat security. My copy won?t even go on the shelf; it?ll live right on my desk."
--Rick Wayne, Software Development, September 2003
http://www.sdmagazine.com/documents/s=8860/sdm0309c/sdm0309c.html

"Until I bought this book I had an agreement with Tomcat. Tomcat would serve my servlets like it was supposed to and I wouldn't try to pull any stunts. If I ran into something that wasn't working because of some setting or another in Tomcat, I avoided it. Now that I have this book, the agreement is off. This book is chock full of neat and useful tricks with some excellent examples...the book succeeds in both broad concepts that deal with running any java web server and in exposing the finer details of Tomcat in particular."
--Timothy McGuire, Twin Cities PHP User Group, August 2003


"If you need to run Tomcat, then this book is a must-have. It will keep you out of trouble and have your Tomcat server running smoothly long into the future."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine