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Chip Gobs
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How many of you out there have used applets in a serious project? Do you recommend it? What sorts of problems have you encountered as a result of choosing developing an applet over an application? Or vice-versa? (I am involved in a project where the applet vs. application decision needs to be made.)

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Chip
 
Tim Holloway
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Applets are for server-based projects. There's very little to commend them for applications which run entirely locally, as they have to run in a web browser unless you distribute the applet viewer. Applications have far fewer sandbox restrictions. However, these days, a lot of users are spending much of their time in web browsers, so they may feel more at home there.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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