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What was a Java applet?

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Java applets represent an early—​and failed—​attempt to bring interactive experiences to the web. Today Chrome has dropped support for applets altogether. Why the interactive web moved away from applets and toward JavaScript is a subject of debate. The fact that applets require software that must be installed outside the browser and special browser plugins to work may be part of the reason.

Credits: Talking: Geoffrey Challen (Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo). Producing: Greg Bunyea (Undergraduate, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo).

Part of the online internet course. A blue Systems Research Group ( production.

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