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Java: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Herbert Schildt

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Appendix C

An Overview of Java Web Start

As mentioned in Chapter 1, with the release of JDK 9, applets are no longer recommended for the development of web-based applications. Although applets served Java well for many years, they rely on a browser plug-in, and support for the Java browser plug-in has been eroding. For this, and other reasons, the use of Java Web Start is now recommended for the deployment of web-based programs. The key advantage to Java Web Start is that no browser plug-in is required. Thus, an application deployed via Java Web Start can run independently of the browser.

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