Special Edition Using JSP and Servlets starts by detailing the evolution of web servers that led to the creation of ASP and JSP. It explains both the limitations of previous technologies and the benefits that JSP provides including platform independence. Includes coverage of: organizing applications with multiple files and client-side objects, generating well-formed XML using JSP, storing data in cookies and sessions, interacting with Enterprise Java Beans, displaying dynamic graphics with Java 2D, and using RMI and Corba to enhance JSP applications. The final chapters demonstrate advanced JSP & Servlet techniques, including using JSP to create wireless & XML-based applications. Appendices provide an overview of popular JSP & Servlet runtime environments, including Jrun, Tomcat and ServletExec.
About the Author
Mark Wutka is the president of Wutka Consulting and specializes in helping companies get the most out of Java. He has built numerous Java, JSP and Servlet applications including several online ordering applications. In a past life he was the chief architect on a large, object-oriented distributed system providing automation for the flight operations division of a major airline and for 9 years designed and implemented numerous systems in Java, C, C++, and Smalltalk for that same airline. He previously contributed chapters to Special Edition Using Java 2 Platform and Hacking Java.