This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I am working through HeadFirst Java and find it terrific. My question is for anyone who is familiar w/ the book or similar Java learning guides. Will I be able to create applets in addition to applications? As I look ahead in the text there doesn't seem to be any dedicated chapter on applets. If HeadFirst is not right for learning applet creation, can you suggest a good book I can use as a supplement to help me extend what I learn to the world of applets?
Note that applets are really very marginal these days; they're used very little in the real world.
In any case, there's really nothing special about applets. Once you understand about Java classes -- how to define them, what inheritance is, etc -- and know how to do GUI stuff, writing an applet is trivial stuff.