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- Your First Aid Kit? for Installing and Customizing Java Desktop Applications
- Java Development Toolkit and Runtime Environment — Explained in Plain English
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Tap into the most exciting technology to hit the Web—since the Web itself! With Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition, it's never been easier to get hooked on Java. With expert advice from Java master Aaron Walsh, you'll quickly and easily figure out how to set up Java applications on your desktop and weave pre-made Java applets, sound/video clips, and special effects into Web magic.
Inside, find helpful advice on how to:
Jazz Up Your Web Pages and Desktop with:
- Find the best sources for Java applets and full-featured Java applications on the Web — Web sites, newsgroup, and e-zines
- Modify Java applets and applications — without touching any code
- Bring your Web site to life with animations, music, marquees, and other multimedia tricks
- Get your hand on the latest Java-savvy browsers — including Internet Explorer 5.0, Netscape Navigator 4.5, and HotJava
- Supercharge your desktop with cutting-edge Java applications
- AT&T WorldNet? Service for easy access to the Internet
- Living Desktop — an automated desktop artwork application
- Cool Beans — an updated collection of the hippest applets, beans, and scripts available
- Goodies — Tools for Mac and Windows users to help you download, upload, and decompress files
- CookBook Pages — sample Web pages with applets, beans, and scripts in action, some are created by readers just like you
by Rich Burridge, Sun Microsystem, Java Media group
As if the World Wide Web isn’t reason enough to do cartwheels down the street, the globe is now ablaze with the fire of a different flavor: Java
– a fresh blend of technologies that bring the Web to life with dazzling animation, pulse-pounding sound, and full-blown interactivity, the likes of which the online community has never seen.
One of the wonderful things about Java is its universal appeal; all Web surfers can add a dash or two of Java to their Web pages, bringing their Web sites to life with little effort. And even if you’ve never seen Java in action before, you’re going to be just fine with Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition at your side. Assuming that you’re comfortable using your computer, you’re soon likely to find yourself surfing the seas of Java on the World Wide Web, creating your very own Java-powered pages, and hooking up Java applications on your desktop computer.
If you want, you can read this book from front to back. But each part of Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition stands on its own. You'll uncover information about
- Exactly why everyone on the Web seems to be scrambling for a taste of Java
- How to use the Java applets
- When to customize the applets to fit your needs
- How Java desktop applications differ from their Web-oriented applet counterparts
- What to do to make some nifty, kick-butt Java applications for your desktop
- How to overcome the top Java snafus
Java For Dummies offers everything you need to know to inject your pages and desktop with the appropriate flavor of Java. As icing on the cake (or cream in your coffee, if you prefer), you'll discover the best places on the Web to satisfy the constant Java cravings you’re sure to get. Brace yourself – you stand a good chance of becoming a serious Java addict.
A reference to Java, providing an overview of the programming language and leading on to the Web. It takes the reader through the process of using and mastering the Java-compatible elements of the Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator browsers, as well as decoding Web jargon.
About the Author
Aaron E. Walsh is President and CEO of Mantis Development Corporation where he leads development and advanced technologies using Java. Aaron regularly contributes articles to MacTech magazine and Dobb's Programming Journal. He is also the author of IDG Books Worldwide's Java Bible and Fundamentals of Java Programming for the World Wide Web.
Table of Contents
Part I: Caught in a Web of Intrigue.
Chapter 1: A Thirst for Java.
Chapter 2: Java-Savvy Browsers.
Part II: It's Applet Pickin' Time!
Chapter 3: HTML and the APPLET Tag.
Chapter 4: Learning to Love the APPLET Tag
Chapter 5: Designing Your Own Java-Powered Web Page.
Chapter 6: Finding the Applet of Your Eye.
Chapter 7: Weaving Applets into Web Pages.
Chapter 8: Preparing to Customize Your Applets.
Chapter 9: The Main Ingredients -- Customizing to Taste.
Chapter 10: Plugging into the Java Plug-in.
Chapter 11: Bringing Your Applet to Life on the Web.
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting: Shaking the Bugs Out.
Part III: Application Overdrive: Bringing Java to the Desktop.
Chapter 13: Rumble in the Jungle: Applications versus Applets.
Chapter 14: Hooking Up Java Applications.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Places to Find Java Help on the Web.
Chapter 16: Ten Rock 'n' Roll Web Sites for Finding Applets.
Chapter 17: Ten Kickin' Java Applications.
Chapter 18: Ten Technical Tragedies.
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Resources for Staying Hip to That Java Noise.
Appendix C: About the CD.
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