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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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And Then Came the Web

While the Internet backbone and related applications (ftp, telnet, email) had existed for quite some time, the first glimpse our industry ever saw of an opportunity to grasp the Holy Grail previously mentioned was the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1994. Suddenly, documents, queries, and transactions could be made available to a large number of users without worrying about client platforms or computing horsepower.

It was shortly after this lightning bolt hit the computing industry, that Sun Microsystems (http://www.sun.com) introduced the Java programming language and subsequent runtime environment they termed the Java Virtual Machine or JVM. Although it was still very much a beta product and essentially a research ...

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