The new version of Tomcat 7 is coming real soon now. Tomcat 7 is aimed at supporting the new Servlet 3.0 spec. At the time of this writing Tomcat 7 is at “release candidate 2” status. Last weekend, I pulled down the source code from the Tomcat Subversion trunk. It was quick and easy to create a local build. I was then able to test out the new Servlet 3.0 features. Must say, that I’m pleased with the Tomcat 7 improvements and support for Servlet 3.0.

The folks over at MuleSoft gave a really nice write up of the new features.

Also, DZone interviewed Mark Thomas (Tomcat committer). Mark provides additional information on Tomcat 7.

I have to admit that it was a long wait for Tomcat 7, but looks like it was well worth it 🙂