Prod. To Distr.
Distr. To User
F IGURE 2.3
The lifecycle model in a greater level of detail.
Before the advent of deployment solutions such as JNLP clients or commercial tools,
developers had to write the code to perform such services from scratch. Downloading
just-in-time resources from the Internet, for example, involves the writing of a custom
class loader that would download classes and other resources remotely, as needed.