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What is the difference between applets and an application?

What is the difference between applets and an application. Where do the applets execute?

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An applet is a program written in the Java programming language that can be included in an HTML page, much in the same way an image is included. An application is a standalone Java program that runs as a true application, outside of a browser. Both require a JVM (Java Virtual Machine).

This was first published in September 2004

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