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Lesson 11

Web Server Configuration Conclusion

Software setup and configuration

In this module you prepared your system for Java servlet development.
You downloaded and installed the Java Servlet Development Kit onto your own computer, and adjusted your classpath so that your servlets will compile correctly.
You used the JSDK server from that kit as a tiny Web server to run one of the servlets that comes with the kit, HelloWorldExample.
You downloaded and installed the Java Web Server, and got it to serve some plain HTML and a servlet to you. Finally, you learned about other Web servers, or Web server add-ons, that can bring servlet support to your Web site.


Before proceeding, we feel obliged to point out that not all servlet engines are created equal. So, before you choose a servlet engine (and possibly a server) with which to deploy your servlets, test the capabilities of the application server. Always verify that your servlets behave as they do in the Java Web Server implementation. With servlets, you do not have to worry about the lowest-common- denominator implementation, so you should pick a servlet engine that has the functionality that you want.

Terms and concepts

This module introduced you to the following key terms and concepts:
  1. classpath: The path to gain access to a class.
  2. localhost:A keyword to use in a browser; it always means the computer on which the browser is running.
In the next module, the creation of servlets will be discussed.

Software Setup Configuration - Quiz

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Software Setup Configuration - Quiz