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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 20. Deployment In Depth

Rich Internet application (RIA) deployment involves various technologies and tools such as the Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP), Deployment Toolkit, pack200, jarsigner, and so on. This chapter explores how these technologies and tools help developers deploy RIAs (applets and Java Web Start applications).

The main components that are involved in RIA deployment are the following:

• The HTML page in which the RIA will be deployed

• The JNLP file for the RIA

• The JAR file containing the class files and resources of the RIA

These components are referred to in subsequent topics.

User Acceptance of RIAs

For security, users are prompted for permission to run an RIA before launching for the first time, even if the application ...

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