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Java Servlets

Last updated: 2014-05-25

Java Servlets is a web technology for Java. It was the first web technology for Java and many new web technologies have arrived since. Still, Java Servlets are very useful, both to know, and for certain use cases.

Java Servlets are part of the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE). You will need to run your Java Servlets inside a Servlet compatible "Servlet Container" (e.g. web server) in order for them to work.

This tutorial on Java Servlets is not meant to be an exhaustive description of Java Servlets. Rather, it is intended to quickly get you up to speed on servlets, and to teach you the most important concepts. The rest of the servlet detail you can read in the official Java EE 6 Tutorial.

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Here is a list of the topics covered in this Java Servlet trail. This list (menu) is also present at the top right of every page in the trail.

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