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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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3.1. Beginning Java programming

3.1.1. An introduction to Java and J2SDK

Java was the first object-oriented programming language created for the Internet. It adds dynamic features to numerous, otherwise static Web pages. Since its arrival on the Internet scene in 1996, it has been a powerful programming tool for Web programmers and developers. Countless Web applications have been developed using Java, particularly in the graphics and Internet game areas. Today, even though we have more new technologies and choices on the Web, Java still remains a strong competitor in presentation (or business) graphics and multimedia for the Web community. For example, Java is still one of the best languages that provide powerful graphics libraries to create ...

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