This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Java Webstart is one of the most attractive technologies from Sun. Webstart has the ability to launch Java APPLICATIONS using any browser, any platform, from anywhere in the web. Take a look at this exciting technology info at http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/?frontpage-javaplatform Looking forward to more people using it and hence more discussions, Later, Hema
so do i I hope more and more apps are deployed using jnlp and webstart. They seem to be ideal candidates for intranet deployments too Cheers Jayram ------------------ What if this is as good as it gets ?
I'm really curious about WebStart. Does anyone know if the database could reside on a remote server? If so it seems this would be an ideal solution for Application Service Providers, which is why I'm interested.
Wait a minute, I'm trying to think of something clever to say...<p>Joel
We've been using Web Start on our commercial site http://www.i2brain.com/en_demo.php for a few months. Although most users have reported no problems, there is a minority who do report quirks and incomprehensible and insurmountable problems with firewalls, browsers etc.. And of course I don't know how many try, fail, and don't report problems.
Another serious problem is that Java has to be installed first. I might well move over to InstallAnywhere soon to avoid a lot of these problems.
So, unfortunately, Web Start isn't the major breakthrough we were hoping for.