Java Servlets by Example
Alan R. Williamson
  • December 2002
  • ISBN 9781884777660
  • 550 pages
  • printed in black & white
This title is out of print and no longer for sale.

Although CGI scripts provide 80% of today's server side processing, they are slow, inefficient, and memory-hungry. A new species is evolving to take their place, one which is lean, fast, portable, and easy to maintain: Java servlets.

Servlets are not merely an alternative to CGI, for they can do much more. Servlets have opened the door to a world of client/server applications that would have been too difficult or too time-consuming to consider before.

Java Servlets: By Example takes the reader into the world of servlets, moving example by example from the simple to the complex. An early chapter explains the simple HTML form processing through servlets. A later chapter shows how to connect a Java applet to a servlet, which is itself connected to a database.

Java Servlets: By Example is full of real-world, ready-to-run example code. Each chapter deals with a new problem and takes the reader through a series of servlet-based solutions. However, the book is detailed enough that it may also serve as a reference for the developer.

Translation rights for Java Servlets by Example have been granted for China and India. If you are interested in learning where to buy this book in a language other than English, please inquire at your local bookseller.

About the Technology

Although CGI scripts provide 80% of today's server side processing, they are slow, inefficient, and memory-hungry. A new species is evolving to take their place, one which is lean, fast, portable, and easy to maintain: Java servlets.

Servlets are not merely an alternative to CGI, for they can do much more. Servlets have opened the door to a world of client/server applications that would have been too difficult or too time-consuming to consider before.

About the book

Java Servlets: By Example is full of real-world, ready-to-run example code. Each chapter deals with a new problem and takes the reader through a series of servlet-based solutions. However, the book is detailed enough that it may also serve as a reference for the developer.

Translation rights for Java Servlets by Example have been granted for China and India. If you are interested in learning where to buy this book in a language other than English, please inquire at your local bookseller.

About the author

Alan Williamson is based in the United Kingdom, where he runs his own Java software company, N-ARY Limited. He was educated at the University of Paisley and has worked for several international companies. He writes a regular column for the Java Developers Journal and sits on the judging panel of JARS, the online Java applet rating service.