[Novalug] Suggestions for web interface?

Ed James edward.james@gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 18:54:20 EST 2016


Good to know.  I gave up on Java Applications in favor of C++
applications some time ago (for various reasons), including
writing a "from-scratch" C++/XLib widget toolkit for GUI work.

I've not followed applet dev at all, but now I'm intrigued by
re-writing some of my old stuff with JavaScript.  It'll be
interesting to see if and how JavaScript as "matured" over the
last mumble-mumble years.  Still annoying to use two different
languages (Java vs JavaScript), but it still beats PERL.


On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Peter Larsen via Novalug <
novalug@firemountain.net> wrote:

> Well, let me start by saying that "applets" are out.  All those
> "security holes in java" stuff in the media 3-4-5 years ago were all
> about applet engines that weren't kept up to date and caused all kinds
> of issues. In general, the JVMs are not going in that direction anymore.
> For client based processing it's JavaScript which is generated and
> managed by code downloaded from the middle-tier. The effect is almost
> the same - very advanced UIs in a browser - but there's no longer an
> executable being downloaded with all kinds of strange libraries.
> On 12/11/2016 10:16 AM, Ed James via Novalug wrote:
> > Howard,
> ​...

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