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The TCP/IP-based computer network internet has a broad public interest. The hyper text markup language (HTML) enabled the explosive growth of the world wide web (WWW), because even inexperienced internet surfers are able to easily create internet pages, without detailed introduction. The hypermedia will complete existing information systems like books, journals, radio, television, etc. But the WWW as an information system has another powerful advantage: it can be interactive. The new object oriented programming language Java from Sun Microsystems allows one to download small programs, so-called applets, from a server in the internet and execute them locally. The article shows the development story and gives an introduction to the Java programming language.

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Authors: BREITENBACH L, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: SUGinfo, Vol. 1 (1996) pp. 4-11
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