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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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Chapter 14. Client Applications

Browser-based web applications account for most of today's J2EE development, but Java has its roots in thick-client GUI applications, and those applications continue to be developed today as well. When the term “client applications” is used, this type of thick GUI application, built with attractive Swing user interface components, comes to mind. However, a client application can take any of several other forms, such as standard pure Java command-line applications or applets running in browsers. While not as simple to deploy and administer as web applications, client applications offer advantages such as a richer user interface and distributed processing. J2EE client applications are full participating members ...

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