Posted by drichan
on November 17, 2008 at 9:56 AM PST
I work for a large company that has created a web start application that is now being used by thousands of users. The application uses web start for deployment but has all business logic on the server using web services.
Our marketing group wanted to know how to define our application, and I told them they should use the term Rich Internet Application. Because that is, in my belief exactly what it is.
There are some in the company that don't believe in Java on the Client technology and therefore are pitching hard that this technology not be considered RIA, even though they are willing to call flash, flex, air, and silverlight RIA.
How does the Java Desktop community come down on this question. I think it is important because much of Java on the Desktop issues really come down to marketing not technology.