INSPIRING FUTURES

Java: an explosion on the Internet.

Read, Tim and Hall, Hazel (1996) Java: an explosion on the Internet. In: 20th International Online Meeting. Learned Information, pp. 49-55.

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Summer 1995 saw the release, with considerable media attention, of draft versions of Sun Microsystems' Java language and the HotJava browser. In the past few months Java has been heralded as the latest "killer" technology in the Internet explosion. Licensing terms have been agreed between Sun and numerous companies including Microsoft, IBM and Netscape.

Java is set to change the way that people interact with Intra/Internet. Discussed in this paper are:

how a domestic interface development tool became an Internet product;
the Java environment and related products: HotJava; Java Virtual Machine; JavaOS and JavaChips;
Java's strengths as a developer and user tool: platform independence; programming quality; object-orientation; security; commercial promise; application integration;
Java's competitors: ActiveX and Inferno;
Java applications: cybertrade; corporate information flow; information services specific projects.
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Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International Online Information Meeting, London, UK, December 3-5 1996
Uncontrolled Keywords: application development; information retrieval; Java; network computing; programming languages;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.4 Systems programming and programs > 005.43 Systems programs & operating systems
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3167
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 11:58
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2010 11:58
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3167

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