Chapter 2. Inside Servlets

Inside Servlets

Watching your servlet in action, as you did in Chapter 1, “The Servlet Technology,” should bring you confidence. And, as some people say, having confidence is half the battle in learning anything. To be an expert, however, you need to understand the nuts and bolts of the Java Servlet specification Application Programming Interface (API). This book has been written using the latest release of the servlet specification API—version 2.3. Two packages are available for servlet programmers: javax.servlet and javax.servlet.http. The first one contains basic classes and interfaces that you can use to write servlets from the scratch. ...

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