The guys at
have been running a survey on
redeploy and restart turnaround time
in Java App Servers that has >1100 responses so far.
ask about AppServer usage and redeploy and restart time.
Although doing a good survey is tricky - for example, in this case the sample is self-selected
(but not as bad as with the
the impact of (Re)Deployment tooling/configurations is unknown
and the time is estimated, not measured -
I think this one is useful in calling attention to the importance of the full develop/deploy/debug cycle.
GFv2 did very well and v3 is even faster!
has some reasonable comments although some others seem unwarranted by the
The most popular containers were
Tomcat (29%), JBoss (25%), WLS (13%), WAS (12%) and GF (10%)
(OC4J is 4%),
with the caveat about self-selected samples.
As a reminder of the importance of methodology, I'll point out that only 1 respondent listed Geronimo;
readers may compare to that
EDC Survey from Last Year.
Also note the impact of twitter and reddit in the comment thread -
there are 117 comments as of this post... almost all of them very short 'heads-up' with no added value - sigh...