Chapter 1. The Servlet Technology

The Servlet Technology

The servlet technology is the foundation of web application development using the Java programming language. It is one of the most important Java technologies, and it is the underlying technology for another popular Java technology for web application development: JavaServer Pages (JSP). Therefore, understanding the servlet technology and its architecture is important if you want to be a servlet developer. Even if you plan to develop your Java web application using JSP pages alone, understanding the servlet technology helps you build a more efficient and effective JSP application.

The aim of this chapter is to introduce ...

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