Long ago, elements called applets were loaded into web pages to create small mini-apps within the page. They are now obsolete and disabled by default in most browsers. They should no longer be developed.
Today, Java serves its function in web apps on the server, not the client. Servlets and JSP are the core technologies in Java for creating Java-powered web apps.
monte duglus wrote:Anyone tell me how to use Java in webpage designing? & How to change look by using it?
I think GWT / Vaadin / GXT can help you there ...
Bear Bibeault wrote:Unsaid is that these do not create Java in web pages...
Fair enough, I'll explain in detail.
Additionally, there are other plugins available across browsers that enabled the page to do more. Using these plugins, the browsers were able to display even more dynamic programmed content such as activex objects (in internet explorer) as well as flash and applets. However, HTML too is getting upgraded to support more items such as videos and canvas. Thus the need for such plugins is eliminated.
Bear Bibeault wrote:regarded as stop-gap solutions for shops that are unable to do real web application development for whatever reasons.
Here is where I differ in opinion, I wouldn't call it a stop-gap. GWT can be used to build truly amazing web application. As far as I believe, I think Google Docs, Google Adwords, Google wave (scrapped off), google wallet, was made in GWT. Having said that, its last release was in november 2014, so I don't know if its still actively developed now.