CHAPTER 33Financial Applets and Servlets

Despite all the large, sophisticated applications, such as word processors, databases, and accounting packages, that dominate much of the computing landscape, there has remained a class of programs that are both popular and small. These perform various financial calculations, such as the regular payments on a loan, the future value of an investment, or the remaining balance on a loan. None of these calculations are very complicated or require much code, yet they yield information that is quite useful.

As you know, Java was initially designed to support the creation of small, portable programs. Originally, these programs took the form of applets, but a few years later, servlets were added. (Recall that ...

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