The course is taught by an experienced Java developer and he will show you step-by-step, how you can get started creating your own servlets and use them with your projects. WHAT ARE JAVA SERVLETS? Servlets are the Java platform technology of choice for extending and enhancing Web servers. Servlets provide a component-based, platform-independent method for building Web-based applications, without the performance limitations of CGI programs. These dats, servlets are a popular choice for building interactive Web applications and is knowing how to create and use servlets, is a skill in high demand in the tech world.