Rich Client Java vs. PB, Delphi etc

Jevang 03-04-05

There is a interesting thread in http://www.theserverside.com/home/thread.jsp?thread_id=18661&article_count=45

My question is relavent, if you need to build a data entry oriented UI intensive/very interactive client App, will you use Java/Swing, or you still going to use PB or Delphi tranditional desktop tools? Will JBuild( or VisualCafe) requires more effort to build a client/server app than PB? You will use java app only when you have to talk to middile tier java app server?

Look to hear from you

Cheers
-Wanchun

banq
2003-04-05 17:50

其实我认为这个问题提得很深刻。

就拿手机无线应用来说,一般人都认为只要使用J2ME做个客户端就可以了,但是问题是,不是所有手机都支持Java,手机端要有一个比PC端还激烈的争夺。

由于手机端内存等各方面限制,要在手机端实现类似PC的游戏社区等复杂应用,势必将大部分逻辑部署在server端实现,那么这就带来
complicated (=rich interface) w big load 的问题。

手机端的软件相当于PC的浏览器,需要实现各种应用的UI,每种应用都需要大量的服务器互动。

再说PC端吧,象QQ如何实现用户一次下载它的客户端,就能实现不仅聊天 还有游戏 社区等各种功能?我想以QQ现在的文件大小和它的思路,除非来一次彻底变革,否则我认为它的市场发展也就现在这么大了,这个问题同样适合联众的游戏。所以在做社区 或游戏时,大家不要以为现在市场已经有老大了,这个领域就停止了,技术不断带给用户方便,用户懒惰和贪婪不断淘汰那些停滞不前的巨兽公司。

新技术和新思路给我们力量。

wys1978
2003-04-06 21:13

I will use Rich Client, but not only stick in Java, will try Flash. Look at the macromedia pet store example, it rocks!

http://examples.macromedia.com/petmarket/flashstore.html

Flash MX can connect to Java and .Net .

Jevang
2003-04-06 23:39

I thought Flash MX are used for web based rich content app, competing with JSP,ASP etc. What about doing typical desktop app but need middle tier and back end DB support? Are PB, Dephi stuffs still out of dated in people's mind?