Chapter 2. Getting Started with Web Applications

A web application is a dynamic extension of a web or application server. There are two types of web applications:

  • Presentation-oriented: A presentation-oriented web application generates interactive web pages containing various types of markup language (HTML, XML, and so on) and dynamic content in response to requests. Chapters 3 through 14 cover how to develop presentation-oriented web applications.

  • Service-oriented: A service-oriented web application implements the endpoint of a web service. Presentation-oriented applications are often clients of service-oriented web applications. Chapters 15 and 18 cover how to develop service-oriented web applications.

In the Java 2 platform, web components provide ...

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