CHAPTER 23 SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING
Java servlets are a central technology of server-side Java development. A servlet is a small pluggable extension to a web server that enhances the server’s functionality. A servlet is used to create dynamic content for a webpage, in effect creating a web application. Many organizations have redeployed their business applications as web applications using servlet technology.
A servlet is a server extension provided by a Java class that can be loaded dynamically by the web server. Today, all major web servers provide support for servlets. As a consequence, servlets are portable across web servers, as well operating environments due to the universal availability of Java on all operating systems.
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