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When installing Java I noticed credit cards listed among the devices that run Java. Is this true? How do they work?

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Or Smart cards in general. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Card –  Aki Nov 29 '11 at 12:43
    
That's going to have to be one very quick boot time to run the code on the card. One hopes it is possible –  therobyouknow Nov 29 '11 at 12:49
    
A stackoverflow.com question perhaps? –  therobyouknow Nov 29 '11 at 12:49
    
@therobyouknow Definitely not on topic for Stack Overflow. There's no (programming) problem to be solved. –  slhck Nov 29 '11 at 13:32
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I think there is a Card API that runs on smartcard chips on credit cards.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javacard/overview/index.html

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