This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
One very simple way I came to know recently is through File I/O operations. Yes, this works even if the file is at client machine, just read the file using simple File I/O operation like you do in a desktop application.