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Engineer Your Way to Excellence
Master the mechanism that has made many Web applications possible. Java servlets enable Web developers to access existing business systems by extending the functionality of Web servers. Inside, you'll about all aspects of server development, including hosting, configuration, wireless, security, and more plus, plenty of detailed, fully explained examples insure your complete understanding. Exploit the server- and platform-independence of Java servlets to develop a best-of-breed strategy for your servers, platforms, and tools. Java Servlets Developer's Guide is an indispensable resource for developers who want to maximize the power of Java on a Web server.
-Maximize the capabilities of Java servlets using advanced development strategies
-Identify clients and track session information with cookies and URL rewriting
-Understand the flow of HTTP requests through Tomcat architecture
-Authenticate users and implement cutting-edge security measures
-Utilize filters for image conversion, data compression, auditing, triggering resource-access events, and more
-Generate WML for wireless devices
-Interface with databases and Java servers using JDBC
-Use XSLT to transform XML to HTML or WML
-Explore all of the innovations enabled through servlets, including Native Code
-Communicate with servlets from a variety of clients, including applets and J2ME
About the Author
Karl Moss (Raleigh, NC) is a principal software developer at Macromedia where he works on the JRun Application Server. Karl has been a software developer for more than 16 years and started working with Java in 1995. He is the author of Java Servlets (Osborne), frequently contributes articles to various online and printed journals, and speaks at several major conferences.