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Develop servlets with WAS extensions

Use this task to provide a summary of the WAS extensions that you can use to develop servlets. Several WAS extensions are provided for enhancing your servlets. This task provides a summary of the extensions that you can utilize.


  1. Review the supported specifications.

    Create Java components, referring to the Servlet specifications from Sun Microsystems.

    The application server includes its own packages that extend and add to the Java Servlet API. These extensions and additions make it easier to manage session states, create personalized Web pages, generate better servlet error reports, and access databases. Locate the API documentation for the application server APIs in...


    ...for the default installation. All of the public Application Server APIs are located in the packages...

    ...however the package...

    is specific to WAS servlet APIs.

  2. Use your favorite integrated development environment (IDE), or a text editor, to develop or migrate code artifacts that meet the specifications.

  3. Test the code artifacts.

  4. Assemble your code artifacts into a web module

Configure page list servlet client configurations
autoRequestEncoding and autoResponseEncoding
Initial parameters for servlets settings
Servlet filtering
Application life cycle listeners and events
Asynchronous request dispatcher
Remote request dispatcher
Assembly tools
Task overview: Manage HTTP sessions
Task overview: Use the dynamic cache service to improve performance


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