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The Java® Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 6th Edition by Sharon Biocca Zakhour, Joni Gordon, Sowmya Kannan, Scott Hommel, Raymond Gallardo

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Chapter 17. Java Web Start

Java Web Start software provides the power to launch full-featured applications with a single click. Users can download and launch applications, such as a complete spreadsheet program or an Internet chat client, without going through lengthy installation procedures.

With Java Web Start software, users can launch a Java application by clicking a link in a web page. The link points to a Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) file, which instructs Java Web Start software to download, cache, and run the application.

Java Web Start software provides Java developers and users with many deployment advantages:

• With Java Web Start software, you can place a single Java application on a web server for deployment to a wide variety ...

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