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Day 14. Developing Swing Applications

The first exposure many people have to the Java programming language is 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

• How Swing applications can run into performance slowdowns on time-consuming tasks

• How to address these problems using SwingWorker, a class that performs Swing work in its own thread

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