Jean Frederic Clere
Jean-Frederic has spent more than 20 years writing client/server software.^M He is committer in APR, Jakarta, Httpd and Tomcat and he likes complex projects where different languages and machines are involved.^M Borne in France, Jean-Frederic lived in Barcelona (Spain) for 14 years. Since May 2006 he lives in Neuchatel (Switzerland) where he works for RedHat in the JBoss division.
Comet is a Tomcat feature that goes beyond AJAX and allow real asynchronous unidirectional and bi-directional connections between client and server using the HTTPprotocol and Servlets.
Servlet 3.0 SPEC's are also providing asynchronous calls see what is possible do with them.
Tomcat-Native is a Tomcat sub-project that provides a non-blocking and very efficient SSL connections.
Tomcat-Native relies on the APR (Apache Portable Runtime) for Socket input/output and use OpenSSL to make the cryptographic layers.
Comparison of the performance of Tomcat, Tomcat + APR and httpd.