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    Hi!

    Why there are no constructors in servlets?

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    Default Re: constructors in servlets

    There are constructors...the empty no parameter constructor, which is called upon instantiation.

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    Default Re: constructors in servlets

    then why servlets use init() for initializations instead of constructors?

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    Default Re: constructors in servlets

    A quick google search should answer this question for you more thoroughly than I could. Suffice it to say, servlets are managed by a container, which uses the empty constructor to instantiate an instance...providing an init() method which is called immediately after the servlet is constructed allows developers to initialize what needs to be initialized...it could be considered a basic example of a Template design pattern.

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    Thank You copeg!!!

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