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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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5

The Server Side

Chapter Objectives:

  • Understand the role of server-side technologies in the context of a web application

  • Bring out the concept of Servlets

  • Understand the Servlet life cycle and go through an example

  • Go through the concepts of State management and Cookies

  • Get used to JDBC connections–a basic persistence model

Web programming broadly covers two aspects—the client side which runs on the user's local computer and the server side, which fetches data from databases, runs the business logic and processes them into a format that is understood by the client. Both of these aspects complement each other. Well, in most cases! For those where there is a possibility of doing the same thing in the client or in the server, my rule ...

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