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Java EE 7 First Look by NDJOBO Armel Fabrice

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Chapter 3. The Presentation Layer

In this chapter, we will review the improvements in the Java EE platform for the presentation layer. In concrete terms, we are going to talk about the following specifications:

  • Servlet 3.1
  • Expression Language 3.0
  • JavaServer Faces 2.2

Servlet 3.1

The Servlet 3.1 Specification was developed under JSR 340. This section gives you only an overview of improvements in the API. The complete document specification (for more information) can be downloaded from http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr340/index.html.

What is a Servlet?

There was a time in computer science when we could not create dynamic web pages. At that time, users had access only to static web pages, such as in a newspaper. Among the many proposed ...

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