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Java Web Start & JNLP

Abstract
This paper will arm the reader with the basic knowledge to deploy Java Applications over a networked environment such as the World Wide Web or a stand-alone environment. Basic knowledge of Java development on the part of the reader is assumed. Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) and Java Web Start (JWS) are standard parts of the Java 2 platform as of JDK v1.4. JNLP & JWS make the deployment of Java programs seamless. I will demonstrate the use of JWS to run JNLP packaged Java applications. JNLP is a way to package an existing application, which then may be executed using Java Web Start utility independent of the platform on which it is executed. The JNLP contains a .jnlp file, which is written using a specific XML format. This paper was written utilizing JDK 1.6 and JRE 1.6, including JWS 1.6.

 
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