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Core Java™, Volume I–Fundamentals, Eighth Edition by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 10. Deploying Applications and Applets

JAR FILES

Java WEB START

APPLETS

STORAGE OF APPLICATION PREFERENCES

At this point, you should be comfortable with using most of the features of the Java programming language, and you have had a pretty thorough introduction to basic graphics programming in Java. Now that you are ready to create applications for your users, you will want to know how to package them for deployment on your users’ computers. The traditional deployment choice—which was responsible for the unbelievable hype during the first few years of Java’s life—is to use applets. An applet is a special kind of Java program that a Java-enabled browser can download from the Internet and then run. The hopes were that users would ...

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