Chapter 1. Introduction

Since JavaServer Pages were introduced in June 1999, they have taken the world by storm! Dozens of products are devoted to JSPs, and hundreds of companies are using JSPs to build their Web sites and corporate intranets. The friendly .jsp extension can be seen all over the Web.

The most significant of the many good reasons for this is that it is amazingly easy to develop sophisticated Web sites with JSPs. Anyone who can write HTML can quickly create rich, dynamic, and responsive Web sites that enable users to get the most out of their online time. Through a mechanism called JavaBeans, JSPs have made it possible for large teams or individuals working on complex projects to divide the work in such a way as to make each piece ...

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