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Are Applets Deprecated?

Kaydell Leavitt
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
Posts: 689

I've read that Applets are deprecated, but it seems that people still develop Applets and they still teach Applets at the local technical college where I live.

Is it that just some methods for developing Apples are deprecated?

Also, do Applets run on the client-side so you have to have Java installed and enabled in the browser for an Applet to work.

I have heard that the Apple iPod Touch does not have Java on the client-side. So this means that Applets won't work on the iPod Touch, right. (I suppose that Applets won't work on the Apple iPhone either. Is that true?
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 41640
No, applets are not deprecated. I think they have gone out of fashion because of competition from Flash, but they are still regarded as mainstream Java.

Don't know about iPods
Anubhav Anand
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Joined: May 18, 2007
Posts: 341

Not at all.

The following post JAVA Technology has some comment on it.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42954
Indeed, iPhone and iPod Touch don't support Java. But applets are based on J2SE, which few (any?) cell phones support. Maybe some enterprising developer will port a version of J2ME.

Campbell is right on the mark about applets being unfashionable, but they work perfectly fine, and the Java Plugin (which integrates the JVM with browsers) is still being improved.
Have you tried LearnNowOnline?
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