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Official Marimba Guide To Castanet

by Laura Lemay

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Marimba's Castanet system is one of many products that promise to "push" content across the Net to your desktop. In The Official Marimba Guide to Castanet, you'll learn about the pieces that comprise Castanet, how to use them, and--most importantly--how to program Castanet "channels" that can deliver Java applets, HTML, and more. While the first half of the book focuses on end-user operation, there's still plenty of substantive coverage for developers, including sections on saving application state on a user's system (which is normally impossible in Java), handling dynamic application updates, and customizing delivery based on individual user preferences.

From Library Journal
Castinet is both tuner and transmitter technology for push technology for the web. In this detailed guide to what Castinet can do for your web site, Lemay's (Laura Lemay's Web Workshop, Sams.net, 1997) clear writing is supplemented with a CD containing evaluation copies of Castinet. If you are a manager or designer of digital libraries you need to spend some time with this book; again, this is not for beginners.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Founded in 1996 by four original members of the Sun Java team, Marimba Inc. is creating a whole new way of developing and distributing applications with its Castanet technology - taking Java beyond flashy Web-based applets to the next step, where Java can begin to fulfill its true promise for creating secure, cross-platform applications. With this book you will learn why Castanet is revolutionizing the way companies will distribute information, applications, software, and data internally and worldwide across the Web. It covers all aspects of the Castanet technology, including installing and using both the Castanet Tuner and Transmitter, as well as full coverage of developing large-scale, media-rich Castanet channels. Regardless of the interest you have in Castanet - whether from the user, administrator, or developer side - the Official Marimba Guide to Castanet provides ample information and advice for getting started.

From the Publisher
Castanet is Marimba's technology for distributing and receiving Java applications across the Internet or an intranet. Written by best-selling author, Laura Lemay, this clear, hands-on guide explains what this new technology is, why it's important, how to effectively use it, and how to develop content for it. - CD-ROM includes special versions of the Castanet components, plus, author's examples from the book, and additional tools and utilities



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