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Java vs Javascript for Web-based games

With all the recent interest in developing HTML5 apps and games, and I am curious why all the focus is on Javascript, and not on Java. Minecraft is a great example of what can be accomplished in a ...
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What version of Java should I target for applets?

I recently deployed an applet that seems to require Java 6 Update 24. I assume the reason for this requirement is the matching JDK version I used to create the applet (I am new to Java). The fact ...
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Is there a good reason I shouldn't use a java applet for a game?

I want to make a multiplayer browser-based game. The nice thing about using an applet is that I can make the client and the server in the same language (java/closure/scala/etc). I know there's html5 ...