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Web Programming: FUN???

Posted 12-23-2009 at 10:35 PM by CoderMan

Okay, I've always hated web programming. Why? Because all my experience with web programming has been endeavors to create unholy mixes of HTML, JavaScript, and PHP scripts. Any time you try to turn a web page into an interactive application, it always feels like you are trying to contort the web to do something it doesn't want to do and was never meant to do.

Typical scenario: Picture me sitting in front of a Linux box, a Mac, and (through remote connection) a Windows box, adding a line of JavaScript at a time, refreshing 6 web browsers, and praying for heavenly mercies that nothing breaks.

But lately I've run into something that could actually be kind of fun: Java applets! Basically, all I have to do is write a Java program (using the Applet API), compile it into bytecode, and the upload it to the web, where the user's Java Runtime Environment runs it as a self-contained application. I can even test the program without uploading it by using the Java appletviewer program from the dev kit.

Well, time will tell. But it certainly feels a lot more like real programming.
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    I know what you mean. That's why I like java too. JavaFX (kind of scripting language) might be useful too.
    Posted 12-26-2009 at 02:14 PM by divukman divukman is offline


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