Definitions for "Servlets"
Keywords:  java, embeds, jvm, cgi, jsp
A servlet is a server-side Java component that contains the business logic of an application. Just as an applet is a Java plug-in for a Web browser, a servlet is a Java plug-in for a Web server. Sun has defined a standard Java interface for servlets. Web servers can be extended to host servlets through a servlet engine, which is a high performance plug-in that runs a Java virtual machine (JVM). The servlet engine manages servlets, maintains HTTP session state using cookies and local data stored on the server, and can store user profiles.
Java's replacement for CGI scripts (embeds HTML in java).
A Java program that runs as part of a network service, typically on a Web server and responds to web requests from clients.