Workshop: Putting Java on Your Desktop
The last stop on your whirlwind tour of Java is the Yahoo! News Ticker, an applet developed for the online news service of the Yahoo! Web site. Put on your fedora and redirect your Web browser to http://www.cadenhead.org/javaticker.
The Yahoo! News Ticker is a Java program that provides constant headline updates. The News Ticker is viewed on your system's desktop as a stand-alone window, which you can keep open while your browser is minimized. Figure 3.7 shows the ticker on a Windows XP desktop.
Figure 3.7 News headlines and ads are presented in a desktop window with the Yahoo! News Java Ticker program.