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MySQL™ and JSP™ Web Applications: Data-Driven Programming Using Tomcat and MySQL by James Turner

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The End of the Beginning

This concludes the overview of JSP, JDBC, and servlet technology. We haven't covered everything in the standards, by any means, but we'll pick up the rest as we go through developing the sample application.

This chapter discussed servlets as they represent an evolution away from CGI toward more persistent and developer-friendly technologies. However, even with all of a servlet's functionality, it is JSP that allows you to produce HTML with greater ease than developing pure servlet-based applications.

And because you use the same servlet objects in JSP pages, it's important to understand how servlets work. The servlet objects also can be used to get cookies and other user state information and to redirect or generate errors. ...

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