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Applet

A Java program that can be downloaded and run on a web browser

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Byte code

The kind of object code generated by a Java compiler and interpreted by a Java virtual machine. Byte code is platform independent.

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DOS development environment

A set of software tools that allows you to edit, compile, run, and debug programs using the DOS operating system

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Graphical user interface

A means of communication between human beings and computers that uses a pointing device for input and a bitmapped screen for output

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Hacking

The use of clever techniques to write a program, often for the purpose of gaining access to protected resources on networks

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Import statement

A statement that allows a program to access resources in a library

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Integrated development environment

A set of software tools that allows you to edit, compile, run, and debug programs within one user interface

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Interpreter

A program that executes the instructions in another program

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Java Virtual Machine

A program that interprets Java byte codes and executes them

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Just-in-time compilation

A feature of some Java virtual machines that first translates byte codes to the machine code before executing them

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Panel

A window object whose purpose is to contain other window objects

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Panes

A rectangular area within a window with its own width, height, color, and drawing area

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Parameter

A special kind of variable in computer programming language that is used to pass information between functions or procedures. The actual information passed is called an argument ( an argument is a value or expression passed in a method call)

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Source code

The program text as viewed by the human who creates or reads it, prior to compilation

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Statement

An individual instruction in a program

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Terminal ID interface

A user interface in which the user can view or enter a single line of text

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Variable

A memory location, referenced by an identifier, whose value can be changed during execution of a program

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Assignment operator

The symbol =, which is used to store a value in a variable