I’ve recently switch from using Glassfish to Jboss 7 as my go to Java Server. Jboss 7 releases have names like ‘Zap’ and ‘Lightning’ and it lives up to it’s name. It starts fast, and loads applications fast. A standalone mode and domain mode is available depending on what setup you want to use. I’ve been very impressed. The last time I used Jboss was back in version 3 and they have made huge improvements with it.
What is lacking:
Netbeans Integration for debugging (Still stuck with glassfish for this)
I’m keeping a close eye on this Netbeans issue:
Of course any Java server isn’t meant to sit out on the front lines, so I but Nginx out front to serve up all static content and handle SSL.