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Java Web Start (JWS) was created as part of JSR 56 and is included with JRE 1.4. The idea was to provide a way to distribute a Java application that would run in a JVM on the client, but avoid the problems associated with traditional applets. JWS does this by incorporating the features shown in Table 1.   If you have JRE 1.4.1 or higher, then you already have Java Web Start installed. If not, you can obtain and install a JRE from This article describes how to create and deploy a JWS application using WebSphere Studio Application Developer 5.0. Hello World JWS In keeping with the tradition of articles that introduce new ways to perform GUI programming, the first step is to create a Web Start application that shows a dialog with the words "Hello World". This is done in two steps, the first on the server side, where the class... (more)