February 19, 1996

Anyone for a juicy applet?

Erin Callaway

You've heard all the hype. Now you want to know what Java is actually good for. Here are three examples of Java applets that could be useful in any corporation--along with some insight into what it took to create them.

Grab a good book and a steaming hot cup of java

Reading a magazine article might be leisurely. But publishing that material online and on-demand is a high-pressure task.

That's why R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., a periodical and print publisher in Chicago, turned to Java to create WebDirect, an application that lets customers access the company's online catalog and publishing system via