Andrew Idsinga

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When I read about the opportunity to submit articles to Java Developer's Journal one of the first topics that came to mind concerns the desire to be able to record or log data from a web page on the server. Every day I hear questions about outputting data to the server, be it to simply log user information in a guest book, or to have some other, more critical business data sent to the server for more processing; such as an order form. Of course, you and I both know this is possible using some sort of CGI (considerably goofy intermediary?) program that will write the file. You could also hook your web server up to a several thousand dollar database back end and use another method to get the data there. No, what many of us are looking for is a simple way, in Java, to send data to the server. Why in Java and not a CGI program? The simplest answer is so that we can have... (more)