Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sun Revamps Client Java to pull Java closer into line with competitors Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Silverlight

Sun Revamps Client Java to add Drag-And-Drop Web Applet Capture .

The Java runtime for clients includes a new plug-in mechanism that allows users to capture an applet they like on a Web site, such as a Web applet for airing information on movies. By dragging and dropping the applet to their desktops, they can run it in a separate window, independent of the browser. Users can reactivate the applet and get it to retrieve fresh information off the Internet upon restarting their computer -- without going back to the Web site that offered the applet.