First Stop: Sun Microsystems

The Java vacation begins at a place you'll be visiting regularly, now that you're a Java programmer: the website of Sun Microsystems, the company that developed the Java language. To get there, go to http://java.sun.com.

A Java program that runs as part of a web page is called an applet. Applets are placed on pages like other elements of a page—a markup language called HTML is used to define where the program should be displayed, how big it is, and what the program does when it runs.

The Java division of Sun Microsystems is responsible for the advancement of the Java language and the development of related software. As you might expect of a proud parent, Sun uses Java applets on its site. There's a glossary applet ...

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