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Java Card™ Technology for Smart Cards by Zhiqun Chen

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Chapter 7. Java Card Applets

Applications running on Java smart cards are called applets. This chapter introduces the framework for writing applets. It is organized into seven sections. The first section provides an overall picture of how applets work within the JCRE. The remaining sections discuss the techniques of applet writing.

Applet features are described in more detail throughout the book. Chapters 8 and 9, for example, discuss APDU command handling and object sharing among applets.

Applet Overview

A Java Card applet is a smart card application written in the Java programming language and conforming to a set of conventions so that it can run within the Java Card runtime environment (JCRE). A running applet in the JCRE is an instance of the ...

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