Java stopwatch

Java Stopwatch

At WPI, for a homework assignment in CS2136 in the Spring of 2000, I created this stopwatch program written in Java. I left it on my web site, and didn’t think much of it. But every once in a while, I’d get a random email from somebody I’d never heard of saying how much they liked the stopwatch. At one point, I was even the top result on Google for a search on “java stopwatch”. It came down when I lost my web space at WPI, but I’ve put it back up here, in case more people continue to find it useful. Java has come a long way since I wrote this though, and nowadays most people have a more powerful Stopwatch in their pocket already.

Also, as it isn’t signed, browsers nowadays won’t let me embed it here as an Applet, since they don’t even trust “sandboxed” Java anymore. So I should probably just take this page down completely, but somehow nostalgia has had me keep it here. To run it, download the Stopwatch.jar file. If you have Java installed, you should be able to just double-click it once it’s on your system.