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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Designing Thin Java Client Applications for Network Computers

It's tough to write large Java applets for use over the Internet. The reason is that large Java applets take time to download. For those of us with T1 connections, we have plenty of bandwidth and the download time isn't too bad. But if you're dialed up, the situation can be aggravating. If your applet is too large, the application will be so annoying to use that it'll throw a wet blanket on users'perceptions. Thin client applications solve this to a large degree because what gets downloaded is much smaller than a fat applet that has all of the business logic as well as the user interface.

The Java Application

There is one example application in this chapter. It is a hypothetical for ...

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