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Java EE 7 Developer Handbook by Peter A. Pilgrim

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Chapter 6. Java Servlets and Asynchronous Request-Response

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Java Servlet is perhaps one of the oldest application programming interfaces for running Java on a web application server. It is the conceptual mirror of the original Java Applet, the sandbox environment that allowed byte codes to be run in a JVM, embedded into a web browser. Java Servlet is a remote endpoint for an HTTP communication also, in a sort of sandbox environment, but now we call it a web container.

From Java Servlets, in the late 1990's, there came a flurry of technologies to do with the World Wide Web and the exponential growth ...

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