Not sure who u will piss off more
Java or Mac fanboi's, i think i can hear their foot steps coming in the distance, no wait its my team lead better start to look busy....
If an El Reg hack can write an iPhone application then anyone can, so we thought we'd have a go and pass on our experience in the hope that others can build something more useful. In proper Web 2.0 fashion we decided to create an application which would achieve nothing and have no commercial potential. Therefore, our …
Bill. Stick to being a journalist. You're clearly not a developer. Mind you, based on this article, I'm not sure which you are worse at
You are most correct my pedantic friend and I stand corrected :) *tongue in check humour, no offence intended* :)
Though they are close enough for me not to particularily like either. Just personal preference though, more a desktop programmer than web, in the immortal words of BG 'it will never catch on' :).
Did the definition of an application change when the IT press monikered web 2.0?
Not that I'm being critical of this little "hack" (again old school reference...)...
Hmm, doesn't know anything about XMLHttpRequest
Can't write a valid HTML page.
Uses 'old school' event handling
How much do people on this site get paid to write 'web apps'? I can do a lot better than this and I'm pretty woeful :-) Please let me know how much my salary will be
"it is clear that the author is unwilling or incapable of learning what is in-fact a very powerful language."
Instead of dying as it should have, some wise-crack decided to "mate" the damn thing with Web Services, which were NEVER meant to be used by end-users, but instead for B2B EDI transactions, and create the AJAX "technology". Urggggh...
I prefer server-side Java (J2EE) or even client-side, as it'll run independently of your browser or OS.
> I prefer server-side Java (J2EE) or even client-side, as it'll run independently of your browser or OS.
Right, because I really want to have to load an external VM and suck down huge quantities of memory and CPU cycles just to have a little interactivity on my web forms. On a mobile device even. That'll be sweet.
The app can't even work consistently across versions of Safari, let alone play nice with IE and Opera!
Let me emphasise something an earlier commenter mentioned.
Don't not use JQuery.
...I don't care.
Your article was, quite frankly, poor. You clearly did NOT research your subject matter before posting, somthing which is becomming more and more prevelant across dead reg.
Once again a register posting that could have been somthing usefull, let down by lazy 'reporters' who have about as much IT knowledge as a cabbage...sort it out or close down.
As for XmlHttpRequest, on paper it's standardized. In practice I keep reading about people having to throw in hacks to make it work properly on various browsers.
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