Chapter 5

Applets, HTML, and the Web

JAVA IS A PROGRAMMMING LANGUAGE DESIGNED for the world of modern networked computers. Java programs are meant to be downloaded over a network to run on any computer that implements the Java virtual machine. Java is fast becoming an integral part of the World Wide Web, the most interesting and fastest-growing Internet service, in the form of "applets" that can be directly embedded into Web pages.

This chapter covers the basics of Java applets. It also discusses the Web and some of the fundamentals of HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the language used for writing Web pages. The discussion of applets will continue in the next chapter.

Sections in Chapter 5:

  1. The Basic Java Applet
  2. The Applet Life Cycle
  3. HTML Basics
  4. Graphics and the Paint Method

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