The first exposure many people had to the Java programming language was applets—small, security-restricted Java programs that run on web pages. Java Web Start, a protocol for downloading and running Java programs, makes it possible to launch applications from a web page as if they were applets.
Today, you learn how to create these web-launched Java programs as you explore the following topics:
How to install and run Java applications in a web browser
How to publish your application’s files and deploy it