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Java™ Deployment with JNLP™ and Webstart™ by Mauro Marinilli

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Old Solutions

This section introduces some topics that will be fully expanded upon in Chapter 3. Here the aim is to offer an intuitive introduction to concepts that will be described later using the abstract model in Chapter 2.

How has the problem of deploying Java software been attacked so far? We will introduce some simple scenarios that will be detailed in the following chapters.

Good Old Applets

In the early days of Java, applets were all the rage. An incredible amount of literature was written about them, and developers were told about the incredibly easy Java development for the browser platform. To determine whether they were successful, select ten popular Web sites of your choice, and see whether they have an applet on their index page. ...

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