Java Servlet Programming
By Jason Hunter
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: November 1998
Pages: 526

A few years ago, the hype surrounding applets put Java on the map as a programming language for the Web. Today, Java servlets stand poised to take Java to the next level as a Web development language. The main reason is that servlets offer a fast, powerful, portable replacement for CGI scripts.

The Java Servlet API, introduced as the first standard extension to Java, provides a generic mechanism to extend the functionality of any kind of server. Servlets are most commonly used, however, to extend Web servers, performing tasks traditionally handled by CGI programs. Web servers that can support servlets include: Apache, Netscape's FastTrack and Enterprise Servers, Microsoft's IIS, O'Reilly's WebSite, and JavaSoft's Java Web Server.

The beauty of servlets is that they execute within the Web server's process space and they persist between invocations. This gives servlets tremendous performance benefits over CGI programs. Yet because they're written in Java, servlets are far less likely to crash a Web server than a C-based NSAPI or ISAPI extension. Servlets have full access to the various Java APIs and to third-party component classes, making them ideal for use in communicating with applets, databases, and RMI servers. Plus, servlets are portable between operating systems and between servers -- with servlets you can "write once, serve everywhere."

Java Servlet Programming covers everything you need to know to write effective servlets and includes numerous examples that you can use as the basis for your own servlets. The book explains the servlet life cycle, showing how you can use servlets to maintain state information effortlessly. It also describes how to serve dynamic Web content, including both HTML pages and multimedia data. Finally, it explores more advanced topics like integrated session tracking, efficient database connectivity using JDBC, applet-servlet communication, inter-servlet communication, and internationalization.

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Java Servlet Programming Review

By Fadl Musa

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Comments about O'Reilly Media Java Servlet Programming:

Jason Hunter has set a standard that is very difficult to match by other servlet programmers. He is so knowledgeable that whenever you read any other servlet programming book, you find most of them copying his work in an intellegent manner without referring to it. As a consultant, I've recommended this book to hundred of active programmers.

Jason... this is great work. I hope you would think about embarking on a similar book on JSPs.

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Java Servlet Programming Review

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Comments about O'Reilly Media Java Servlet Programming:

A great book. It covers almost every aspects you need to know.

Tom Lee

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Java Servlet Programming Review

By Prasanta Bhattacharya

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Comments about O'Reilly Media Java Servlet Programming:

Simply The Best!

If you go thru' the book and visit the web site for updates a few times, you will realize the effort the authors have put into it.

I would recommend this book to any java server side technologist.

A small suggestion : comparison with CGI programmes with Servlets at many places may have been avoided.

Thanks.

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Java Servlet Programming Review

By tony gair

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Comments about O'Reilly Media Java Servlet Programming:

The book contains clear how to do stuff examples. These examples are very useful if you want to do applet servlet communication and can be tried without to much effort.

If you do this sort of stuff or more importantly want to do this sort of stuff then BUY IT. My copy however is suffering a lot of wear and tear, either due to usage or poor quality paper (don't know which). The bad thing I can possibly say about it......

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Java Servlet Programming Review

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This book is really cool. Anyone who is just preparing for a career in Servlets should go thru' this book.

Keep it up...

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Java Servlet Programming Review

By Ranjit Singh Sandhu

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Comments about O'Reilly Media Java Servlet Programming:

I have liked this book and seriously, enjoy it! The presentation was very good. i appreciate the effort taken by the authors for writing such a good book.

I would like to add that more codes and examples should have been given.

A very good effort indeed!

Most programmers in India (here in New Delhi) follow this book.. and so i had got one....

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