Integrating Tomcat and Apache on Mac OS X
I've been looking at integrating Apache and Tomcat on my PowerBook so that my dev environment more closely matches the box hosting my domain. Although I really do like open source, one of the biggest problems for me is that I always seem to need software that I have to build from the original source. This is one of the reasons I bought a Mac. I have tried running some of the various Linux distros (e.g. RedHat and Mandrake) and every bit of my hardware seems to need drivers and kernels recompiled. Not my idea of fun!
Anyway, after a quick Google, I came across an article on the MacDevCenter entitled Integrating Tomcat with Apache Via the mod_jk Module. Admittedly it is slightly out of date with respect to the versions of Tomcat and mod_jk available, but the instructions do work and it has a link to download a prebuilt version of mod_jk for Mac OS X. Five minutes is all this took to get running and I didn't even have to recompile anything!