Use the appletviewer to view applets until you are fairly sure they work.
Netscape will "cache" your applet's .class file(s), which means
that you may see a previous version instead of the one you're working
on. The appletviewer never caches your old .class files.
Keep appletviewer and compiler running (Mac only), and "drop" the .html and .java files on the application icons, respectively (this will save on startup time)
Don't leave a lot of stuff on the Macs.
Disk space is running low, and people may trash your work. There's a
program called "DropStuffit" in the Netscape folder of the PowerMacs
that will compress your documents. Use the freeware "Unstuffit" to
return to the original (non-lossy). Buy some diskettes and archive!
Experiment with the easier applets. You can do this!
View the javalinks.html page