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Java™ Phrasebook by Timothy Fisher

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10. Network Clients

Most applications written today require some network features. The standalone Java application is a relatively rare occurrence. Therefore, this chapter on network clients is valuable to most developers writing Java applications today.

Network program involves communication between a client and a server. The client is typically the application making some request for content or services, and the server is a network-based application that serves content and services to many clients. In this chapter, we focus on the client. In Chapter 11, “Network Servers,” we’ll provide server-related phrases.

Except for a phrase that deals with reading a web page via HTTP, the phrases in this chapter are all at the level of socket-based programming. ...

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