Applets are applications designed to be transmitted over the network and executed by Java compatible web browsers.
An Applet is a client side java program that runs within a Web browser on the client machine.
An applet can use the user interface classes like AWT or Swing.
Applet Life Cycle Methods: init(), stop(), paint(), start(), destroy()
Servlets are Java based analog to CGI programs, implemented by means of servlet container associated with an HTTP server.
Servlet is a server side component which runs on the web server.
The servlet does not have a user interface.
Servlet Methods: doGet(), doPost()