Chapter 20. All About Applets
“People say you can’t compare apples and oranges. But why not? They are both hand-held, round, edible, fruity things that grow on trees.”
Java is a fine general-purpose programming language. It can be used to good effect to generate stand-alone executables just as C, C++, Visual Basic, Pascal or Fortran can. Java offers the additional capability of writing code that can live in a web page and be downloaded and executed when the web page is browsed. ...