Op 7 nov 2009, om 06:20 heeft Ashley Aitken het volgende geschreven:
> I'm always blown away by the power of D2*, especially D2JC (even given the "Java GUI"). I was never too clear on the development process after having built the CRUD, it seemed less quite mysterious (and not very well documented).
> However, I thought these parts of WO haven't been getting much love from Apple lately? What is the status of D2JC and D2W and D2WS? Has anything been updated by Apple? I know that Apple's tools have been deprecated / removed. Is D2* still used by Apple?
It is really sad to see such great technology wither. I fully agree with David on the power of D2JC.
The argument on java being ugly could have been solved years ago by implementing the laf (Look And Feel) extensions properly. The hooks are all there in the java frameworks.
The argument that developing for the browser is easier and deloyment quicker does make sense. However, there is Java Webstart, which is a great technology to get fresh client updates magically. It is just as powerful to get fresh updates as to rely on the webserver to push the new workings to the browser. (i just had some interesting experiences by the way with caching old pages in Safari. It starts to get more and more as Explorer ("I don't see the changes in the website!" "Do you use Explorer?" "Yes, everybody does." "First empty the caches, Then stop Explorer. Then download Netscape/Mozilla/FireFox/Opera. Now remove Explorer. Oh wait. Cant do that. Anyway, look again at the website").
The Remote Method Invocation of D2JC is so much stronger than XMLHttpRequest, no debugging ajax requests, etc. It just works.
Of course there is one more thing.
Who gives a sh*t about a phone that does not have an sd slot and a replaceable battery?
(Disclaimer: I own an iPhone too. I wanted to test it as a QRcode scanner. It did not work out. I am looking for third party solutions of barcode scanners to attach to smart phones, be it Android. Symbian. iPhone, whatever).
I Apple would have given the same amount of love to D2JC as it did to the normal WebObjects development tools….
Oh wait. It did.
It seems once again, corporate sense and common sense are on a diverging path.
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