In a world where everyone is using technologies like Flash, Silverlight etc to present rich content, are Java Applets still used? Are they still relevant? The answer is – “Yes”. Apart from being used primarily for playing online games, Java Applets are still used in many different ways. Here I would like to highlight a few applications that put Applets to good use.
JPC or Java PC Emulator is a pure java based virtualization software that can be used to boot your virtual computers right inside the browser. Yes they run as “Java Applets” inside the browser.
4. (Web) Operating System
iCloud, is an web operating sytem that makes use of XML and Java Applet Technology (atleast for Firefox).
5. File Upload
Facebook uses a beautifully designed Java Applet to upload photos to facebook photo albums.
net2ftp is a web based ftp client that makes use of tiny Java Applet to “drag and drop” files from local computer to the browser and upload them to the remote ftp server.
If you have come across any website that make use of Java Applets, please share your thoughts in the comments.