This trail discusses deploying your Java applications and applets.
Java versions 1.4.2, 1.5.0 and 1.6.0 bundle two deployment technologies:
- Java Web Start, for deploying Java applications
- Java Plug-in, for deploying Java applets
We recommend using Java Plug-in to deploy applets when you want your application to run within a browser, or when the application is tightly integrated with web page content.
We recommend using Java Web Start when you want your application to run stand-alone, on your users' desktops.
Java Web Start requires that applications be packed in JAR files, which is why the JAR lesson is included in this trail.