Hey all. Been a long time I rapped at ya, so here it goes.
I was heading over to barnes and nobles tonight to pick up a copy of Enterprise Application Patterns - a book about design patterns for message systems that I wrote a chapter for (www.eaipatterns.com). They didnt have it in yet (poop!), but while I was there, I thought I would check out some CDs (Outkast, Aphex and Seal if anyone is...
on Oct 20, 2003
The Java VM installation and application launching has some serious problems. Its too hard to launch Java applications and make it seem as seamless as a native application (unless your on OSX). Sun is clearly trying to fix it with the creation of JavaWebStart and the new Java auto-update functionality. But Sun is really just putting band-aids on the problem.
This really struck me as I watched a...
on Jul 17, 2003
OK. So how does canoo work?
Basically, you write to this proprietary component set. Its very similar to Swing. Then you deploy the whole app to a sever. To run it, they have a generic Java client that runs your application. At the booth, they were running through web start.
On to the beef!
Canoo says that the main benefit is that the client to server communcation is simple because all...
on Jun 10, 2003