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yash_mca
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Hi to all,

well am new to java.I would like to know about java plugins.what exactly is it .Also would like to know how exactly a servlets works in the application server.

Thanks in advance.

yash
 
Luke Shannon
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Concerning servlets the best way to figure this out is do some examples. You'll need a servlet container that can be ran locally on your machine. Tomcat is a pretty good one to start with. I also reccomend getting a copy of Head First Servlets and JSP. This book will explain all the basics with examples and is not a chore to read.

If this is not an option Sun has some tutorials right on there site that can get you started with Servlets.

I don't know much about Plugins. Here is something off Sun's site:

http://java.sun.com/products/plugin/

HTH

Luke
 
Layne Lund
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To run a program in Java, you need a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed. Applets are a common type of Java program that can run in a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. The Java Plug-in is essentially a JVM that runs in a web browser. This is essential to be able to run Java applets.

At one time, browsers such as IE and Netscape had a JVM built in. (Perhaps they still do.) However, when Java 2 came out, web browsers fell behind in updating the built-in JVM to support new features and APIs. So Sun developed the Java plug-in as a separate JVM that can be installed and updated separately from the web browser. This allows Sun to create new releases that support the newest version of Java without waiting for a new web browser release.

Layne
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Hi, yashmca,

Welcome to JavaRanch! Please adjust your display name to meet the JavaRanch Naming Policy.
You can change it here.

Thanks!
 
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