In general, are there any applications that would be more appropriate to use an applet for rather than servlets/JSPs (with the servlets/JSPs using EJBs, if necessary)?
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once.
- Buckaroo Banzai
posted 15 years ago
You should use applets or downloaded applications if you need an "immediate-response" user interface. Any interface which uses a web browser has to follow a request-response approach, typified by filling in a form and submitting it to see some results, or a new form. If you need drag-and-drop, complex validation of entered data before a form is submitted, or any form of real-time display, a web UI is not really suitable.