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use of applet

Milan Agrawal

Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 8
Till now i have never seen any use of applet in any site.

Can any one tell me that really we use applet in web-sites???
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 45292
Yes, we do, even though things like Flash have become more fashionable now.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24195

Originally posted by Milan Agrawal:
Till now i have never seen any use of applet in any site.

Perhaps you have without realizing it; otherwise you probably haven't visited enough web sites. Applets are more common on corporate Internets, where everyone has decent bandwidth and you can be sure that the users have an appropriate JVM installed.

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Milan Agrawal

Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 8
O.K ,it may be.
But today Flash like technology is available which is more attractive.
Tim Holloway
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17257

Funny you should say that. I'm presently involved in a project that uses several applets. For a long time, the BBC News website used an applet to scroll headlines.

Since Java doesn't come pre-installed with Windows and the Java plugin is pretty large, it's something you don't use casually, but there are times when applets can be very useful.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42959
Since Java doesn't come pre-installed with Windows

I thought most (all?) of the big manufacturers include it - Gateway, Dell, IBM/Lenovo, HP, Packard, ... Not so, or no longer so?
Carl Roberson

Joined: Oct 28, 2008
Posts: 1
Applets are back.
See PulpCore.
For Brazilians: PulpCore in my Blog

"PulpCore is a free, open source (BSD license) 2D rendering and animation framework for the Java plug-in. It allows Java developers to create modern-looking 2D web games with a strong focus on animation and positive user experiences. Also, PulpCore is designed for ease of development with an intuitive API and a smooth, uninterrupted workflow."

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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