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Java for the Web with Servlets, JSP, and EJB: A Developer’s Guide to J2EE Solutions by Budi Kurniawan

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Introduction

The Internet is still young and vulnerable. Therefore, its history is not a lengthy one. The web started when everything was just static pages. Unless you are a six-year-old whiz kid reading this book because you are more interested in Java web programming than PlayStation2, it is most likely that you experienced the time when a web site was no more than HTML pages. In the earlier days, a web site had at most one page and it more often than not was called a home page.

The terms “Internet application” or “web application” were coined when dynamic content was introduced. Loosely interpreted, a web application is a web site whose contents are generated dynamically before being sent to the browser. You should first understand how the Internet ...

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