Java Servlets (and the associated Java Server Pages) are a server side web application service technology. They require special client side support beyond access to a web browser although they can take advantage of a number of client side technologies. Java Servlet technology is becoming the method of database access most favoured by major Database Management System Vendors: Oracle have announced that they are dropping their command line and client-server (Oracle forms) interfaces in favour of servlet based web interfaces. Servlets are fast, relatively easy to develop once the initial hurdles are overcome, and scalable to thelargest of web application needs.

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