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Applets vs. Portlets?

824313
824313 Member Posts: 1
edited Dec 16, 2010 11:55AM in New To Java
What are the primary differences between applets and portlets? Would creating an application that manages the layout of a set of portlets be similar to an application that manages the layout of a set of applets? What is the code returned to a web browser like when it is coming from a portlet as compared to when running an applet that provides similar functionality? Thanks in advance for any help.
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  • Kayaman
    Kayaman Member Posts: 3,844 Silver Trophy
    user13488389 wrote:
    What are the primary differences between applets and portlets?
    About the same as between apples and tyrannosaurus rexes. Don't let the "let" (see what I did there?) ending fool you, applets and portlets have very little in common.

    An applet is similar to a flash element, a portlet is related to web applications. Only a portlet returns HTML code.

    For more information, consult your nearest tutorial on applets and/or portlets.
  • abillconsl
    abillconsl Member Posts: 2,556 Silver Badge
    Kayaman wrote:
    user13488389 wrote:
    What are the primary differences between applets and portlets?
    About the same as between apples and tyrannosaurus rexes.
    Since no human actually knows what a tyrannosourus rex was, that is like comparing a raw class Apple to a Generic wildcard class <? extends Animal>
  • 811778
    811778 Member Posts: 87
    abillconsl wrote:
    Kayaman wrote:
    user13488389 wrote:
    What are the primary differences between applets and portlets?
    About the same as between apples and tyrannosaurus rexes.
    Since no human actually knows what a tyrannosourus rex was, that is like comparing a raw class Apple to a Generic wildcard class <? extends Animal>
    Perhaps more like comparing an Apple to OldDiscardedRottenAppleCore? :)
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