A guide designed for Web developers of all abilities using Java 2 technology. Includes CD-ROM with the latest Java 2 SDK. This is a must-have book that shows Web developers how to implement rich interactive content and design great programs that take advantage of the Java 2 technology. Expert authors give you practical, useable Java code plus insights into the way professional programmers go about building applets and applications. This book makes Java programming easy by taking users step-by-step through implementing real-time updates on web pages, focusing on designing and creating original applications. The companion CD includes the latest Java 2 SDK, source code from the text, sample applets and templates and other programming tools and utilities to help you get started.