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This letter last updated 08 November 2002
platform-independent programming language developed by Sun Microsystems with the
World Wide Web in mind. It is based on C++ and object-oriented techniques.
I can be used to design an application that runs on a single computer or an
application that is distributed over several computers. A very common use
of Java is to make a web page interactive
build a mini-application - a Java applet - that is embedded within the web page.
Junk Mail - No, the internet did not solve this problem. a/k/a "spam" after the meat product that was was on the canteen menus once or twice too often during World War II. Hard as they may try, the current variety of anti-spam/junk mail filters invariably let the stuff that's junk get through and the stuff that's not junk (from the friend you haven't heard from in years and isn't in your e-mail address book) gets nuked.
Just In Time (JIT) - An inventory management methodology where goods are delivered just before they are needed for manufacturing, eliminating the necessity to store inventory at the manufacturing location.