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Control Software for Mechanical Systems: Object-Oriented Design in a Real-Time World by J. R. Ridgely, J. D. Ringgenberg, D. M. Auslander

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Chapter 13Java For Control System Software

Java is a computer language originally developed for embedded applications by Sun Microsystems, Inc. Before it ever saw the light of day as an embedded system language, however, it was cleverly adapted for use on the then emergent Internet and World Wide Web. The original Internet hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) was strictly for information retrieval. The only purpose for the client (browser) software was to display information fed to it in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) by the server. As the Web developed, however, the slow speed associated with transactions taking place across the Internet cried out for a means for the server to direct the client to do some computing, with the results made available ...

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