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 ...