What is Tomcat?
Alex Chaffee Tomcat is the code name for the flagship product of the Jakarta Project . It is a commercial-quality, open-source implementation of the Java Servlet 2.2 and JavaServer Pages 1.1 Specifications that runs either standalone or integrated with a web server. It is also the official Reference Implementation for those specifications (sanctified by Sun).
See the Jakarta Project web site at apache.org for more information.