a small application program that can be called up for use while working in another application.
(computing) a computer program that runs within a page on the Internet
by 1995, a diminutive formation from application.
A small computer program that has limited features, requires limited memory resources, and is designed to be downloaded from the Internet to run on a webpage. An applet cannot read or write data on the user’s machine.
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.
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.
appletalk networking, protocol A proprietary local area network protocol developed by Apple Computer, Inc. for communication between Apple products (e.g. Macintosh) and other computers. This protocol is independent of the network layer on which it runs. Current implementations exist for Localtalk, a 235 kilobyte per second local area network and Ethertalk, a 10 megabyte per […]
- Appletalk data stream protocol
appletalk data stream protocol protocol (ADSP) A protocol which provides a simple transport method for data accross a network. (1996-06-18)
- Appletalk filing protocol
appletalk filing protocol networking (AFP) A client/server protocol used in AppleTalk communications networks. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See also: Columbia AppleTalk Package. (1998-06-28)
Sir Edward Victor, 1892–1965, British physicist: Nobel Prize 1947. a city in E Wisconsin. Historical Examples “I am really quite played out with all this turmoil,” Mrs. Appleton sighed. Jewel Weed Alice Ames Winter Appleton says they were arrested on the 27th, but the facts, “between the lines,” are as I have told you. Between […]