Jakarta : Java Glossary


The capital city of Indonesia. It was Microsoft’s codename for J++ before it was released. The most common meaning now is for a group of open source projects part of Apache. Apache is a group of people, not a company, who make an opensource webserver. They refer to the open source project as Jakarta and the servlet womb part of it as Tomcat. There are now all kinds of open source Java projects under the Jakarta banner, such as:

There are even more Apache projects not under the Jakarta banner.

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