Deploying Rich Internet Applications in Mixed Environments: An Introduction to the Java Deployment Toolkit
Java Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are browser-based applications that use Java applets or Java Web Start applications to provide a rich user interface. Not all RIAs have the same requirements; for example, an applet may require the latest version of the Java plugin or the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), while a Java Web Start application may require a minimum version of Java Web Start software. The Java Deployment Toolkit (DT) can help ensure your Java RIA can successfully deploy and run in multiple types of environments.
The Deployment Toolkit script, which is available at http://www.java.com/js/deployJava.js, exposes a single object named deployJava, which provides a number of convenient functions, including, among others:
- runApplet(attributes, parameters, minimumVersion)