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Java and jsp, are they the same thing?

I'm a business management graduate and I all the technical terms and jargon in this forum sounds and looks Chinese and Greek to me. I was ask the to find a hosting company by my boss and he specifically said the server should support java. When I search Google for Java hosting, java server or terms similar to those, it is giving me sites that has JSP instead, something like this http://www.webhostingsearch.com/jsp-web-hosting.php. Notice the "JSP" at the address? Now I have a very simple question... "Is Java and JSP one and the same?" I hope I don't get answers full of jargon and geeky stuffs as I'm sure as hell I wont understand those. Thanks in advance.

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2011 at 02:19 PM

    Frederick,

    Java is a programming language.

    JSP (Java Server Pages) is a Java technology to create dynamically gerated web pages.

    The language for JSP is Java. But you'll need a container to let the JSP running, like the Apache Tomcat.

    Hope this helps! See wikipedia for detailed explanation.

    Regards,

    Peter

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    Posted on Dec 13, 2011 at 01:05 PM

    As Java is a Programming language you can use the Java to design data application software, Web applications , Embedded Circuit Programming and a lot more. It is like the VB programming lanuage but remember Java is a Platform Independent.

    Whereas Jsp uses the Syntax of Java Programming for Server Side Scripting. As you know that any Web Page is nothing but a collection of text thats why the Jsp is Designed which automatically renders the script code in the Text format.

    JAVA is a compiled programming language much like C++. The code is written and then needs to be put through a compiler to actually be generated into a program. JSP on the other hand is a script based language, that runs directly on an HTML page, and is treated as a list of instructions by the browser which reads it and displays the results, similar to how HTML works. the problem with JSP is that it is a client based script (intepreted by your browser) which means that there can be different results on different computers based on what browser or what settings are set on that particular computer

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