File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Applets and the fly likes benefit and future of Applets vs. servlets, jsp and javascript Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of EJB 3 in Action this week in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Applets
Bookmark "benefit and future of Applets vs. servlets, jsp and javascript" Watch "benefit and future of Applets vs. servlets, jsp and javascript" New topic
Author

benefit and future of Applets vs. servlets, jsp and javascript

Dan Walin
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 109
I have never done any real development with Applets. Just a little playing with some simple stuff. I have developed applications that use servlets, jsp and javascript for productive use and was wondering what I would gain by learning Applets. Is there some functionality that I can't get with what I'm developing with now? Also I'm curious if Applets have a future or are kind of being phased out. I like to learn as much as I can but don't want to spend the time on something that may not be useful to me. Thanks for any information and advice.
Ulf Dittmer
Marshal

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 39547
    
  27
Applets are certainly getting a bit long in the tooth, but they refuse to die out completely. But with Sun's emphasis now on JavaFX, who's to say what will happen, especially now under Oracle's wings?

Applets have their place if heavy client-side computation is called for, and they do have the full capabilities of the Java class libraries plus whatever 3rd party library you care to add. Live graphics, especially with user interaction, is something that JavaScript et al. are still lacking in.


Ping & DNS - updated with new look and Ping home screen widget
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: benefit and future of Applets vs. servlets, jsp and javascript
 
Similar Threads
is there an easier way to do client-side interactivity?
Replacement for JavaScript charts?
Some General Questions.
Database connection in servlet
This weeks giveaway