You will have to provide more information about yr needs before someone recommends you what exactly you need.
Becsuse Tomcat is just a Web Container wich will just serve your web tier comprising (JSP/Servlets, Struts, JSF) etc.
Whereas JBoss is s full scale J2EE compliant Application server with other features, unless you intend to use Apache as a application server, then that's a differennt scenario.
As far as JBoss serves request slowy, i'm not sure about that, once you have precomiled JSP/Servlets then that overhead of compiling also goes away, which only happens for first time request anywway.
Please do provide more info and I will say use JBoss-4.0 rather than 3.x series now.
I am also new to group also new to use JBoss too.
From the following was my little question. Hope any expert can kindly help to to answer. Thanks.
1 ) May I know what is JBoss App. Server responding or process time (i means performance respond) , was that fast or normal or a little bit slow...? Because currently I'm looking for any app. server can support the realtime responding ... for example, I used the web to display our company production machine process (value or pass fail.) from the IE or Netscape by realtime (looks like share market).
2 ) Currently I have saw only Eclipse IDE can support JBoss. So may I know do IntelliJ IDEA 4.x can support ?
3 ) If I manage to learn JBoss, was that easy to learn ?? any good resauces from any website ??
4 ) May I know what is Hibernate ?? (I have read from the jboss.com. But I still not very clear) But as I know, that was some like turning the performance due to the databases between app. server. So do I need it ?? because from the Question 1. also need to make connection with database for data pooling.
Thanks. Good Day.