8.4 Next Steps

These solutions offer the richest possible user experience, but at a cost?both development and use are complicated. Many applications can be delivered more simply, to a greater range of users and platforms, by using standard HTML and a web browser.

These delivery mechanisms all assume that you've written your application properly. Although this book has covered the basics of Java on Mac OS X, it has yet to delve into the system's real bells and whistles. The next several chapters do this by looking at Mac OS X's support for speech, QuickTime, and spelling. It then continues its exploration of Java on the Mac by examining platform enterprise applications.