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applet

Computing a computer program that runs within a page on the World Wide Web

applet

[′ap·lət]
(computer science)
A small program, typically written in Java.

applet

(World-Wide Web)
A Java program which can be distributed as an attachment in a World-Wide Web document and executed by a Java-enabled web browser such as Sun's HotJava, Netscape Navigator version 2.0, or Internet Explorer.

Navigator severely restricts the applet's file system and network access in order to prevent accidental or deliberate security violations. Full Java applications, which run outside of the browser, do not have these restrictions.

Web browsers can also be extended with plug-ins though these differ from applets in that they usually require manual installation and are platform-specific. Various other languages can now be embedded within HTML documents, the most common being JavaScript.

Despite Java's aim to be a "write once, run anywhere" language, the difficulty of accomodating the variety of browsers in use on the Internet has led many to abandon client-side processing in favour of server-side Java programs for which the term servlet was coined.

Merriam Webster "Collegiate Edition" gives a 1990 definition: a short application program especially for performing a simple specific task.

applet

A small application, such as a utility program or limited-function spreadsheet or word processor. Java programs that are run from the browser are always known as applets. See midlet, crapplet and Java applet.
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The applet is hosted at http:// lecuyer.aos.wisc.edu/radarlabviewer/.
When presented with a security decision like an Applet warning, users have different abilities to process the meaning of the message or understand the options it presents (Anderson and Agarwal, 2010).
In this section, we present the data analysis of the network delay and application delay behaviors as measured using Java applet, Flash ActionScript and JSP, which are implemented in the integrated web-based measurement platform.
Once the students understood the intent of the problem, they took turns in operating the applet to represent several pairs of fractions, such as: 1/2 and 2/3, 3/4 and 4/5.
El objetivo que planteamos es que cada profesor pudiera utilizar recursos ya disponibles en internet y pudiera elaborar materiales para internet basados en applets de Java para Cabri y en el nippe de Descartes.
In particular, the Matti and NCTM applets have been found valuable for teaching (Forster, 2006): use of the Matti applet can stimulate students in thinking about how to calculate a regression line and the NCTM applet illustrates the least squares relationship numerically and graphically.
Like this, when the applet gets the updated information regarding the measured values, it also gets the status for each counter, marking visually the validity status for each counter (cell).
An applet which is designated to be used with all assignments in a specific topic that the mathematical problem is part of.
The applet, its version history, and our exploratory exercises can be run and/or downloaded (for free) from http://jimrolf.com/javalcomplexTooUcomplexTool.html.
The software module generating the digest for the check is a Java applet (in order to meet portability requirements) coming from the smart card (that is a Java smart card instead of a firmware-programmed smart card).
Effects of Using Online Applets on Students' Learning of Trigonometric Functions.