This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
init() method of a Servlet is called by the Servlet Container at the time of initializing the servlet. There are two types of initialization possible: pre-initialization (which is done using load-on-startup element of web.xml) and lazy initialization (on demand).