Web app development work: plain Tomcat vs. JBoss?
Even though it is not as light weight as plain Tomcat, I am considering switching over to using JBoss 4.01 as my standard development and deployment platform and always have the full J2EE stack available. I have not personally used JBoss clustering yet, but from what I hear it is stable. I have never been a huge fan of EJBs but by annotations like XDoclet makes using EJBs fairly simple.
Anyway, development and deployment computers are so much faster than they were back when I started doing server side Java development that I might as well just have the whole J2EE stack available. (Sort of like when I code in Common Lisp: I like to load an image that has just about *everything* that I have ever written in it :-)
I would like to hear from other consultants and get their opinions (which I might summarize here if I get enough responses).