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November 5, 2008

Java applets churn random stalking app

Filed under: Java — stigl @ 10:59 am
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wefeelfineTED has an interesting video presentation of the random-stalking application WeFeelFine.org, which scours the bloggosphere for unstable emo’s.

The important part is Java Applets as the choice of technology! 🙂 At a first glance, they have chosen to discard standard swing components for getting the custom look and feel.  But the use of Applets for a thick client and an opensaucy API makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I will definitely poke inside the app and the technology stack “When I find time”

“I feel Java Applets”


October 29, 2008

The state of Applets – Java SE 6 Update 10

Filed under: Java — stigl @ 8:42 am
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I’ve had my hopes up high since Sun promised to leverage Java Applets. Java SE 6 update 10, “Consumer Edition” was recently released. I dusted off the would-be-could-be shelf and took Applets for a spin ten years later to see if it delivers.

Competing framework Flash delivers what Java developers should have been able to do 10 years ago. But I’ve invested too much know-how in Java and Swing. So, what are my expectations?

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