Using and Writing Java Servlets

With the power of the Java API set, servlets can provide complex, dynamic web pages and form processing.
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Of course, these examples show servlets completing simple tasks. Servlets can be expanded easily to handle cookies and keep a session for a person's range of activities, such as logging in to access certain data and then logging out.


The configuration of the web server to support servlets can be troublesome. However, servlets, with the power of the Java API set, can provide complex dynamic webs pages and form processing.


Petr Sorfa is a member of Santa Cruz Operation's Development Systems Group, where he is the maintainer of the cscope and Sar3D open-source projects.




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code to display charts

raghu's picture

i want to display more than one cahrts in a web page by using java by passing x-axis nad y-axis. and the data should fetch from oracle database. the query should execute in the backend.

Can u pls sort this out

rimi's picture

hi.thanks for the wonderful stuff.
i have a problem, however.
I developed a login form in html,got it validated for user authentication through java servlets,and if user is valid the servlet is redirected to another html page, but now i wish to edit certain tags of the html page before redirection, kindly find some time to answer this soon.

Posting from Http DoPost without html form

Anonymous's picture


How can I call DoPost directly from the code, without html post method?


Re: Using and Writing Java Servlets

Anonymous's picture

Good review. Right on target on the configuration being troublesome. The beating of old drums such as 'recompiling for new API's' or 'Java is slow' is unfortunately pure bantor. Everybody in every language recompiles code from time to time. And saying 'java is slow' is akin to the windoz jokers preaching that 'linux has no desktop interface'. How very yesterday....

running servlet

alankar's picture


I tried your example of form response servlet. Can you tell me where should I put the html form file and the class file of the sevlet? so that I can try it on Abyss Server/Tomcat/Servletrunner



Re: Using and Writing Java Servlets

Anonymous's picture

I like the tutorial, it will help me learn. I wish some of the value judgements could have been left out. I am, however, sick of Java people bashing "scripting" langs that they clearly have no knowledge of.


Re: Using and Writing Java Servlets

Anonymous's picture

I really like this Tutorial too! I just start using Servlet yesterday and I have already create a WebApp information Table from what I have learned from this session. Thank you!


Re: Using and Writing Java Servlets

Anonymous's picture

No credit is given to mod_perl, which only loads one instance of the Perl interpreter. Within mod_perl, pages are compiled once and run many times during the life of the server process. Many major web sites use the power of mod_perl to leverage the speed of Apache and the power and flexibility of Perl to generate rich, dynamic, and lightning-fast Web sites.

Re: Using and Writing Java Servlets

Anonymous's picture

The article is not about mod_perl. However I do agree the article is a bit misleading as nobody in their right mind uses perl/php via CGI with Apache.

I like this article but can u

Amit's picture

I like this article but can u plz tell me the full way to run Servlet on tomcat.And how to modified or create web.xml for the servlet.

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