In the last year, the Java language from Sun Microsystems has become all the rage. Evolving from a programming tool for "set-top" boxes, it is now being used primarily to develop client-server applications to run through the World-Wide Web. Sun now refers to Java as a network language and has defined a growing number of interfaces so that Java can work with data bases and other common tools.
At the UUASC November meeting, Mike Rede of Sun will give us an overview of Java. He will trace its history and future development. And he will describe how to use Java and its APIs to develop Web applications. A few simple programming examples will be shown.