As you know, there are billions of web application servers now --
Cold Fusion, ASP, PHP, Zope, and whatnot. That's how you
can make dynamical web pages with server-side scripting and
put a daterbase on your site. Well, it was only a matter of
time before they put some Java on the pot. Get ready for
Java Server Pages (JSP).
I notice they only compare JSP to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP), which
is the pukey Microsoft dynamical machine. Nevermind that you can get a bunch
of free server-side scripting servers like PHP and Zope,
or you can be like Pigdog and write your own HTML spooger machines. But still
it's nice to have something posing as a counter solution to ASP, just because
ASP is real gross...
The main thing I notice about ASP is that a lot of the sites developed with it
use that disturbing tabbed navigation system. Like, the nav bar on those sites
is always a weird tabbed file folder thing. It really creeps me out. Maybe
it's too hard to change the default navigation templates or whatever Microsoft
gives you. Doesn't that make you feel like the whole web is just a big weird
Microsoft control panel or ActiveX Control?
MmmHmmm. JSP. Cross-platform, write once, run anywhere, yeah, bladdy blah blah
blaaaaaaahhhhhhh. Oh yeah, and throw a bunch of Javer Beans on there,
just because you can.