Category Archives: Tomcat

Spring Boot Web Application – Starting in Eclipse

I am going through the Spring Boot Getting Started Tutorial and trying to follow the steps in Eclipse (and not STS).  I made it to the end and was thrown off a little by how to “start” it up. I … Continue reading

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Spring Boot Application and Tomcat error: A child container failed during start

I was attempting to create my first Spring Boot web application this afternoon by following the Spring Boot Getting Started Tutorial on, yet attempting to do the steps in Eclipse Luna with Java 8 and an embedded Tomcat 7 server. … Continue reading

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Fix for Eclispe generated WAR file not including Ivy libraries

I was using Eclipse to create a relatively simple Dynamic Web Project that used Ivy for dependency mangement.  Also, I wanted to use Eclipse’s export to a WAR feature so I would not need to write a build script.  My … Continue reading

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Eclipse Error: project facet java 1.7 is not supported by target runtime apache tomcat v6.0

We are upgrading some Java Projects from Java 6 to Java 7.  We use Eclipse yet still need to use Apache Tomcat 6.0.x.  After downloading and installing the a JDK 7 and changing all the necessary references in Project Preferences to Java … Continue reading

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Eclipse and Tomcat start up error – Error configuring application listener

Since it is now the second time I have encountered this problem while starting up Tomcat, I thought I would write down the solution so I actually remember it. First of all, here is the error I received when starting … Continue reading

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Upgrading from Spring 2.5 to 3.1

I spent a couple hours yesterday upgrading my applications from Spring 2.5.5 to Spring 3.1.1.  As described in the Spring 3.1 documentation, I replaced my Spring 2.5.5 spring.jar with the appropriate org.springframework.<module>-3.1.1.RELEASE.jar files. The only error I encountered was when … Continue reading

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Tomcat Spring Error with ContextLoaderListener: NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/logging/LogFactory

Today I going back to an old web application that contained a simple servlet.  I wanted to quickly add Spring to the project.  Since the project was not making use of Maven, I just put the necessary org.springframework.<module>-3.1.0.RELEASE.jar files in … Continue reading

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