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Applets & Servlets - Beginner Help for Project

 
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Hi
I am a beginner in Java.
We are learning Java because we have to implement a project in Java at the end of the academic year.
Our project involves displaying a graph in an applet at real time.(like a share price at a stock exchange)
The data is continuously sent from the server.
The applet can also request the server to send other data (like a different share) using some fields on the webpage. And the graph changes to show the new data.

Right now we just know basics of Java like Classes, Objects, Packages, Applets, AWT.
It would be great if someone could guide us to a start by telling us what material we need to read up to be able to work on the project.

Thanking you,
b rai.
 
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Hey B, welcome to the Ranch. We are more than happy to help you with whatever problems you have, but since you are working on a class project, we prefer that you do the work and come to us with specific questions. That said, your class project is not a simple one. The Java Tutorial is a good place to start learning how to tie everything together. In particular, look at the Swing Tutorial for information on how to do custom painting for your graphs and the Custom Networking Tutorial for the basics on how to communicate with a server. The trick to writing a large project is to split it into several smaller projects, work on one problem at a time, and give yourself plenty of time to integrate and test the parts. Good luck!
 
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Well Joe is absolutely right. The project is BIG and of course you are suppose to do it at the end of year. I think use the tutorials available online (you can find a million of them with any search engine), and forums like this apart from the normal classroom teaching and books to keep yourself tutored.
 
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