The Java(TM) Web Server has emerged as a powerful tool for creating dynamic, interactive Web applications. Web sites using cutting-edge servlet technology with the Java Web Server have better performance, security, scalability, and cross-platform flexibility than those using CGI and other server-side technologies. <P>The Developer's Guide to the Java(TM) Web Server provides a comprehensive description of the Java Web Server and specific techniques for putting this technology to work. The book describes the underlying servlet technology, reviews Java Web Server features, explores design options, and demonstrates the development process. <P>Drawing on their unparalleled real-world experience creating one of the largest web sites using the Java Web Server, the authors present many proven design and coding techniques. In addition, a plethora of working examples form the framework for an application that features registration, communication with existing Web services, error reporting, and templating. <P>In this book, you will find detailed information on topics such as: <P>-- The Servlet API<BR> Each Java Web Server feature thoroughly explained<BR> Creating, configuring, and managing servlets<BR> Templating and session tracking<BR> Writing thread-safe code<BR> Optimizing code for the Java virtual machine and Java class libraries<BR> Communicating with external applications with sockets, CORBA, RMI, e-mail, and JDBC(TM)<BR> Java Web Server application design<BR> Debugging, stress testing, and performance tuning<BR> Customizing security<BR> Building services <P> The accompanying CD-ROM includes the sample applications and code examples from the book. <P> With its focus on practical techniques for solving real-world challenges, this book gives you the knowledge and skills to apply the Java Web Server to your own server-side Web applications.