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Java applications on the website

Rooks Forgenal
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Joined: Jun 05, 2009
Posts: 82
I have a question about getting my application on to a website. Basically, when I code something in Java and it works as a stand-alone GUI application through the JVM, how do I add that program to a webpage?

I will assume the most basic things are:
1. Buy/rent a web address (i.e. a service to host my webpage).
2. Purchase enough space on that host's server to hold a small database (text only).
3. Make the webpage via html+javascript
4. Add my source code to the webpage.

So my questions happen one number 3 and 4. What does html and javascript code look like to surround java code (the application)?


P.S. perhaps making the GUI in javascript is easier?
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63870

You can't just plop Java into a web page. Your choices:
  • Java Web Start, which downloads a desktop app to run on the client outside the browser.
  • Applets, run in the browser on the client.
  • Servlets/JSP, execute on the server to generate dynamic HTML pages to send to the client.

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