Java is strongly with the Internet because of the fact that the first application program written in Java was HotJava; a Web browser to run applet on Internet, Internet users can use Java to create applet programs and run them locally using a “Java-enabled browser” such as HotJava. They can also use Java – enabled browser to download an applet located on a computer anywhere in the Internet and run it on his local computer. In fact, Java applets have made the Internet a true extension of the storage system of the local computer.
Internet users can also set up their Web sites containing Java applets that could be used by other remote users of Internet. The ability of Java applets to hitch a ride on the Information Superhighway has made Java a unique programming language for the Internet. In fact, due to this, Java is popularly known as Internet language.
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