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25. Java Technologies

25.1 Summary

  • Exciting Java Technologies: JMF, JDBC, Janything

25.2 Contents

Java does not stop at making applets. It seems that a whole industry of software packages developed out of Java. Applets are just a small part of what Java has to offer. Java Applications are much more versatile in what can be done with Java. Applets are constrained to a sandbox environment, in which file cannot be written and restrictions are rather heavy. Despite the fact that applets are just small tools in the WWW environment, there are actually plenty of ways they can be made very powerful by connecting them to databases or server-side software that communicates with applets. [Discussion on how these external entities tie in with Applets]

Here are some other useful Java technologies:

  • JDBC (Java Database Connectivity): connect to databases with SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • JMF (Java Media Framework): Build movie and sound players and recorders; capture video and audio from connected sources
  • COMM (Java Communications): Exchange data over the serial and parallel port; connect to external devices
  • Java 3D: 3D Graphics
  • RMI (Remote Method Invokation): An example of a server-client interplay between applets and a server backend

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