When looking to use Java to create dynamic Web content, the servlet can help by extending the applications hosted by Web servers. To do this, the servlet object dynamically receives a request and generates an object based on that request. Servlets are created using the API found in the javax.servlet package. In this section on the Java servlet get news, advice, and tutorials on using the Java servlet to extend Web servers and help you create dynamic Web content. Learn how Java servlets can be used with JavaServer Pages and JavaServer Faces to make dynamic Web content for your organization.
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Preventing unscheduled JVM downtime with java-monitor
15 Oct 2013
News - It's an administrators nightmare to find out that an important JVM has gone down. However, by using java-monitor, admins can learn more about their JVM and minimize downtime.
The evolution of portal based application development tools and technologies
01 Nov 2012
News - How has portal technology changed in the past five or six years? You might think the big change is with the API, and the support portlet applications have for new scripting languages and AJAX support. But Liferay's Richard Sezov has a different...
Continuing Video Coverage of New Java 7 Features and APIs
10 Feb 2012
News - Here at TheServerSide.com, we've been providing some very dedicated coverage to the new features of Java 7, with a look at tackling some of the new Java 7 APIs like the new File I/O (NIO.2) and concurrency libraries with tutorials and learning guides in...
Reference & Learning:1 - 3 of 41
30 Jan 2015
Template based web design with JSF Facelets: ui:insert versus ui:include
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - When creating a web page template with JSF, a developer needs to know the difference between ui:insert and ui:include. They're actually quite different, but the similar sounding names can create confusion. Here's a great example of when to use ui:insert...
Creating pages based on a JSF template: Using the Facelets ui:define tag
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - What do you do once you've set up a handsome page template using the Facelets functions that come with JSF 2.x? Well, you start creating new pages, meshing those ui:define tags in with ui:composition and ui:insert. It's easier than it sounds, trust me.
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How to define a portlet namespace and context paths using JSTL and JSP
29 Apr 2014
Tip - Learn how to define portlet namespaces and context paths using JSTL and the JSP expression language.
Annotation versus XML configuration: Which JPA option to choose?
04 Oct 2013
Tip - A common debate in the JPA community is whether to configure applications using an XML or annotations based approach. Here are some reasons why you might want to choose XML instead.
Simplified ORM configuration with Spring, JPA and Hibernate path scanning
04 Oct 2013
Tip - Configuring Spring, JPA, Hibernate or other ORM technologies can be a challenge. One way to simplify ORM configuration is to configure package scanning for entity classes.