Scripting: Using Java on webpages

started by Itsdanny on Aug 3, 2004 — RSS Feed

Itsdanny Itsdanny
Posts: 8

Just a theoretical question here! Are there any instances/ pros/cons with using java applets etc within web design, I generally Just use ASP/JS/VBS/HTML for my pages but just wondered on this topic the other day. I don't really know java but have used it I am just after other peoples opinions on this.
Thanks
Dan

Baxter Baxter
Posts: 157

The few times I've attempted to use Java, it's been a fiasco. Too little control over the source, too slow, too reliant on plug-ins, and really not much that can't be done through better methods. Maybe others have had better luck, but for me, it'll be a long time before I go down that road again.

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

I've found Java on the Mac platform to be particularly troublesome. I don't know what it is. Some work fine, other applets totally refuse to work at all. This is not my Java, just sites I come across.

I tried Java when it came out at first, bought the development kits and all the books. Yes, it was too slow to be of any use and I hated the 'plain vanilla' look of the interface elements.

I'm sure it has its uses, but within Web browsers, it's too unreliable.

Itsdanny Itsdanny
Posts: 8

Thanks,i had heard that it was prob too slow for internet. I was just looking at expanding my skill set and so looking at viable options. PHP it is then.....

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

Don't ingore perl!

Baxter Baxter
Posts: 157

PHP is alot of fun. Me and Perl don't get along too well, but we tolerate one another.

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

We don't want to know about your domestic problems

Itsdanny Itsdanny
Posts: 8

Which, would anyone say, would get me more money/better job? or is that  entirely ones own preference  in terms of what you want to learn? I've dabbled a wee bit in php n MYSQL, I really didn't like it but can see it's far better then ASP n with MSaccess.

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