Left wondering ..
I'm left wondering after Apache's departure , how much of Java will be left in the not too short term, say 5 years.Seems like investing massive amounts of time in java is a big risk.
Dunno what you think , but something smells gamey around Java to the casual observer and for them to massively put resources in improving their java engine , a bit of a gamble.
Anyways .. with what goes on at the moment in Java land is this really a good investment in time and resources ?
Guess ill have a cold one and stop worrying.
I'm left wondering too...
...but mainly about the replies you're going to get.
Woulda coulda shoulda Mozilla, I used to love Firefox but Chrome wipes it in the dirt performance wise.
Firefox 4 looks good but Google's release cycle is five or six times faster than Mozilla's and I don't see how they have a chance of keeping up long term.
I still think too much goes on in the browser
I miss the days when the web was a dcocument display tech...
But, that's just poor design, you've always been able to develop things that are unusable... a good developer should use jQuery and a little bit of their own JS and keep the files, etc, that are imported to under 100kb.
The good ol days
are never as good as we remember them. Back when a web page was just text and a couple of images the pages probably took longer or, likely, an insignificantly different amount of time to load. Browsers, site design and connection speeds all develop at roughly the same rate. because they have to. Any sudden change in page content has to be matched by the abilty to deliver the content in a reasonable time and with a browser capable of displaying it (chicken/egg situation).
Anyway, the good old days involved dropped connections, multiple redials, AOL... AOLers, rediculous telephone fees and weak, insecure and ineffective software. When design options were limited designers reverted to blinking text and multiple fonts/font colours in a document and finally all that text would load half an hour before the image would.
Nah, I dont miss those days. I am constantly excited for the next big change and where the developments will lead us. Sure some of it will be bloated, slow and ineffectual but out of the mud comes diamonds.
I'm left wondering...
...if anyone actually cares if the page loads 0.01ms faster in one browser than another.
Gentlemen grab your willlies......
Not just that
Mozilla aren't promising improvements, they're promising to match Chrome.
"We're hoping to be as good as the competition in the future, in the areas we're willing to talk about" isn't much of a sales pitch.
Re: anyone cares if the page loads 0.01ms faster
More headline grabbing stuff
Or maybe one day Mozilla will fire all those marketing power hungry types - and hire few more engineers, who will concentrate on squashing those bugs and delivering a solid, useful and functional piece of software. In the true spirit of FOSS software and community. And stop dicking about and squandering millions of dollars on stunts designed to keep up with the similar headline grabbing stunts from large commercial companies.
Where is the performance improvements in the Lightning calendar? Where is an open standards calendar server? Where is a usable and scalable contacts server? Where is the work needed to bring Thunderbird forward to the same version level as Firefox?
We look to Thunderbird because there really aren't very many options for cross-platform open source Email client/server solutions.
The big stopper for any office I've worked in is the lack of shared contacts, the seemingly obvious solution being read/write LDAP.
The Mozilla people started down that road 10 years ago (possibly more, but I've found stuff from 2000) and abandoned the effort. Apparently, they can't hold their nose and borrow the working open-source implementation from Evolution, preferring instead to complain that it's "too hard" and offer nothing at all, after--let's see--10 years, times 260 work days a year, times 8 hours--20,000 hours of constant effort.
Multiplied by a loop that has to execute 5,000 times 50 times per second? Yes I'd call that significant.
I'm left wondering...
what planet Mozilla are on. As the latest Firefox4 builds are only half the speed of Chrome and Opera...
I'm guessing they can talk the talk and thats enough for Firefox fanboys.
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