A Web Application Engine is an extension to that process/interpret web application code. Some app engines are built into various web servers others must be installed.
App Engine Tip
- Carefully select your application platform. While all engines can accomplish nearly identical functionality some will be a better fit for where you are and where your web future will be.
Popular Web App Engines
The first and still widely used web app, built into practically every web server
Very popular scaleable web app. Can be purchased for most UNIX and WinNT servers
Microsoft's version of a scaleable engine. Built into Microsoft IIS
- /JSP ()
Newer, very powerful engine. Built into some web servers can be purchased for others.