I have always assumed that if web browsers can run Java Script
They should be able to run compiled java But as you know Assume makes an Ass out of You and Me
so I was wondering is compiled Java suitable for Web page (client side) development
or is Java Script the way?
Anyone want to buy a book on learning Java? (Head First Java)
Can anyone recommend a book on Java Script?
I have learn't PHP and really want to learn something that will
be useful on the client side now
Im sure Java is useful but I could spend from now to eternity
learning programming languages and useful things
not necessarily related to OP, but thought, this might be of interest:
Personally speaking, because of the dynamic nature of JS and with some good practices, you can write quality stuff talking back to server.
On other technologies, I would have vouched for Flash + Adobe Flex, but the problem I have with Flash is that its owned by Adobe, Had it been open source and the VM would have been spec'd out the way Java VM is, It would have been readily available everywhere (well it is, but still not on mobile as far as I know); Plus the development cycle is much faster with open source IMHO.