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About Applet

In computing, an applet is any small application that performs one specific task that runs within the scope of a dedicated widget engine or a larger program, often as a plug-in. The term is frequently used to refer to a Java applet, a program written in the Java programming language that is designed to be placed on a web page. Applets are typical examples of transient and auxiliary applications that don't monopolize the user's attention. Applets are not full-featured application programs, and are intended to be easily accessible.

The word applet was first used in 1990 in PC Magazine.

  1. ^ "AskOxford: applet", Oxford Dictionaries. Accessed on July 21, 2009
  2. ^ "applet: Definition from Answers.com", Answers.com. Accessed on July 21, 2009
  3. ^ "Oxford English Dictionary". 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 

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