After you finish developing and testing your application, you now need to think about deploying it to the end user. The technology for Java application deployment is Java Web Start (JWS). It is a tool that runs on the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP). This chapter starts with an overview of JWS and proceeds with JNLP. At the end of this chapter, an example is given.
JWS is a sophisticated deployment tool for deploying Java applications over the Internet, a local network, or from a CD. The most common is through Internet deployment, however. You can also configure JWS to automatically download the correct version of JRE if the user’s computer does not have the right JRE installed. Caching is ...