This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Remember that servlets are intended to run in the servlet container environment such as Tomcat, not as stand-alone programs. It is the servlet container that handles turning your HttpURLConnection into a request. Bill