I've been a Resin advocate for several years now. When I first did a
performance comparison between Resin 2 and Tomcat, Resin's performance
simply blew me away. Like many other people on this list, I imagine I
switched entirely to recommending resin as the application server for
all the projects I've worked on. They were all small startups so it
didn't count towards hundreds of licenses, but still.
Now, at another startup that I'm working with - with a licensed version
of Resin Pro for our one app server -I'm being asked to justify the use
of Resin over Tomcat, specially as look to grow and add additional
servers. We use Resin only as a servlet container, so its EJB and PHP
capabilities are not a justification. Googling around leads me to
believe that Tomcat has gotten a lot faster recently, with NIO support
in 6.0.x, and that the performance gap may have narrowed of late.
So I seek the collective wisdom of the list: what are some of the
compelling reasons that led you to choose Resin Pro over other
application servers, and Tomcat in particular? Is anyone aware of recent
benchmarks that compare resin and tomcat?
To close, I should say that I personally love resin - its elegance,
configuration simplicity and developer-friendliness. It's just that I'm
trying to find a reason to convince management why we should use it over
the "free" application server.
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