In this chapter, we surveyed the general landscape of Java servlet technology, covering the basics related to

  • Understanding and using servlets

  • Developing servlets

  • Deploying servlets

  • Managing sessions with servlets

  • Using servlet-related technologies, such as JSP

We concluded that servlets provide an efficient, Java-based infrastructure for processing HTTP requests from interactive clients, particularly users with Web browsers. They're very good at mapping requests to session data and at forwarding requests to business object technologies like CORBA and EJBs. Focusing on session management—and not core business logic—can help make your application more flexible in its interfaces and more scalable in its execution. Finally, we concluded that ...

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