This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread 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.