This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Servlet is therefore faster in theory than JSP only on the first call, as afterwards it's the compiled code that gets called In practice, it all depends on the quality of the code generator that turns your JSP into compilable Java code. Some are better than others and will generate more optimised Java.