Lisa's Java PageHi! My name is Lisa, and I've been a database developer and coder since 1987. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that had "internet" access since the early 70s, so some of my earliest memories are of programming basic games on a tiny thermal-paper terminal with acoustic couplings to stick a phone into. Ah, those were the days.
Java is a great tool for doing all sorts of complex web application work, things that web browsers are incapable of doing on their own. You need a Java compiler on your computer to be able to create Java applications.
In essence, you write a Java program in the Java language, on your computer. Then you send it through the Java compiler, which takes all of your instructions and 'mashes it together' into a single Java block of code. This block can't be read by humans, it's coded into a language that computers understand. Now when you point your webpage at this code, the webpage hands it over to the end user's computer, which is able to figure out what to do with it.
Come on in and learn more about Java!
My "square game"!
Better than most, you can add pictures to the squares instead of just numbers!
A Scribble Applet
This little 'virtual chalkboard' shows you how cool Java can be!
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