elcome to Creator! Creator is an IDE (Integrated DevelopmentEnvironment) that helps you build web applications. While manyIDEs out in the world do that, Creator is unique in that it is built ona layered technology anchored in Java. At the core of this technol-ogy is the Java programming language. Java includes a compiler that producesportable bytecode and a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that runs this byte code onany processor. Java is an important part of Creator because it makes your webapplications portable.But Java is more than just a programming language. It is also a
. Many large systems have been developed that use Java as their core.These systems are highly scalable and provide services and structure thataddress some of the high-volume, distributed computing environments oftoday.
Creator depends on multiple technologies, so it’s worthwhile touching on themin this chapter. If you’re new to Java, many of its parts and acronyms can bedaunting. Java technologies are divided into related packages containingclasses and interfaces. To build an application, you might need parts of one sys-tem and parts of another. This chapter provides you with a road map of Java