Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 14:01 UTC
Web 2.0 In November last year I stated that it would only be a matter of time before it happened. Also in November Joel Webber, a Google engineer had the inspiration to port Quake II to HTML5 from Jake2--a Java port of Quake II--using Google Web Toolkit; the same toolkit used for writing Google Mail | Maps | Wave in Java and compiling into JavaScript. With the help of two other Google engineers (Ray Cromwell and Stefan Haustein) in "20% time", it works! Just!
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RE[4]: This is a no go
by raboof on Tue 6th Apr 2010 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is a no go "
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Several big stock exchanges with ultra low latency and extreme performance demands are developed on Java. Java is foremost for the server, and then for the client.

No argument there - for example slow start-up times are no problem in such situations, it's throughput and fail-safety that matters. The browser/client arena is simply a whole different ballpark.

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