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what is a plugin?

 
ramya narayanan
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Dear All,
I understand Plugins are small pieces of code or libraries(huge chunk of code) which does some
application specific functionality.
Normally they use plugins to extend the application functionality.
Ex: Browser based plugins.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Mark Vedder
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You are correct in what plug-ins (or plugins - it can be spelled both ways) are. Don't get caught up in the size though. They can be any size.

You can read the Wikipedia Plug-In article for more information.
 
ramya narayanan
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Thanks mark!
 
Ulf Dittmer
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If you're curious about how this applies to Java software, maybe I may be so bold as to point to an article I've written on the subject: Adding Plugins to a Java Application
 
ramya narayanan
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Take my congratulations ulf.
Regards
 
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