This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori 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.