I began creating some of my earliest applets in 1996 to help learn the Java
language and to verify that I could correctly deploy applets on a web site and
have them accessible from browsers on the web. Then I wrote more applets,
just for fun !
Many of these applets were originally developed on the Macintosh using either
Metroworks CodeWarrior or the Roaster IDE from Natural Intelligence (I found
Roaster to be one of the best environments for developing Java, but, alas, it
died a premature death and is no longer being marketed). Other applets were
developed using Visual Cafe on Windows NT.
An applet written using the
Groovy programming language (an "agile dynamic language for the Java Platform").
An implementation of John Conway's classic game.
Generation of fractal mountains in Java.
A demonstration of multiple threads of execution in Java.
An interactive, "object-oriented" sketching application.
Don't you sometimes wish that you could just stick a ruler
up to the screen and measure the size of something ? (well,
maybe this is only of interest to GUI developers)