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Java Garage by Eben Hewitt

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Chapter 29. Applets

DO OR DIE:

  • Check out how to make applets

  • Check out how to view applets

  • Check out some gossip about applets

Back in 1995, everyone loved applets. Now, everyone hates them. Some computer science courses still start their Java courses with applets. Although that made sense 10 years ago, it doesn't make sense now, and, alas, the applet is relegated to little more than a glorified footnote here.

In this topic, we will look at how to write and use Java applets. Applets are small applications that run on the client. The early success of Java was due in large part to a successful demonstration of an applet running on a client machine via an applet container in a Web page.

There is some debate at this time regarding the usefulness of ...

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