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Sams Teach Yourself Java™ 6 in 21 Days by Laura Lemay, Rogers Cadenhead

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Appendix . Bonus Chapter: Writing Java Applets

The first exposure of many people to the Java programming language is in the form of applets, small and secure Java programs that run as part of a web page.

Though most programs that run on web pages are implemented today with Macromedia Flash, which loads faster in web browsers, Java continues to be a popular alternative for web-delivered interactive programs.

In this bonus chapter, you will learn how to create these web-based Java programs as you explore the following topics:

  • How to create a simple applet and present it on a web page

  • How to send information from a web page to an applet

  • How to store an applet in a Java archive so that it can be downloaded more quickly by web browsers

  • How to create applets ...

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