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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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5.5 JAVA SERVLETS

In the Java world, Servlet forms one of the most important topics in server-side architecture as it is the base for other related standardized technology such as JSP, JSTL, and also a host of frameworks like Spring, Struts, and JSF. These pieces of technology fit in well and offer a wide gamut of server-side programming environment.

Servlets extend the capabilities of a web server. They form part of a web application. The first Servlet specification was created by Sun. Servlet v.1.0 came out in June 1997. Version 2.3 onwards, the specification was developed under the Java Community. The examples and the explanation in this book will include relatively stabler versions. This is to facilitate the reader to understand the nuances ...

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