Shannon -jj Behrens
jjinux at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 01:00:02 CEST 2009
On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 1:37 AM, Bill Katz<billkatz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with Alex's comment. If you have sufficiently complex use
> that communicates via JSON with well-defined server-side resources.
> First, you have the option of untethering it from the server using
> Google Gears, Adobe Air, or some other framework that makes your
> could be a big win for users on planes, deadspots, etc. Second, you
> can handle server-side timeouts and other issues more robustly from a
> user perspective.
The potential to use Google Gears is definitely a good argument.
> If you do go the rich client-side app approach, there are a number of
> frameworks that specialize in building apps compared to just
> sprinkling AJAX into HTML. I think Extjs has the best looking
> widgets, especially their grids, and that's what I'm using for my
> stuff. There are Template classes that let you manipulate DOM in a
> more elegant way than just writing strings to innerHTML.
Ok, that's interesting. I wonder who's using that and how they like
it. I remember my buddy wrote one called Midgit or something--it was
modeled after Genshi.
> GWT looks really solid, if you're OK with coding Java for the most
Naturally, I'd use Pyjamas ;)
> The Google
> Wave client shows how sharp programmers can make GWT really shine.
> Cappuccino (http://cappuccino.org/) is an interesting framework that's
> like Cocoa for browsers but uses Objective-J. In the near future,
> both Extjs and Cappuccino will release very slick GUI builders that
> generate code.
Interesting. If only I knew more people who were using that approach :-/
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