This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
My applet must work with some external Jars which take some times to download onto client's computer. So I would like to pre-load the Jar files when the applet is initializing, before it is visible to user.