Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And, of course, just as I decide to leave the live blogging to play a game of Left 4 Dead 2, HP drops the big bombshell right at the end of their press event: webOS is coming to PCs!
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 10th Feb 2011 00:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

[q]Not to mention the fact that JS (compiled or not) will never out perform Objective C / .NET [q/]

That's crazy talk. I don't know where you got that idea, but I'd have to see the proof (rigorously mathematical at that) for myself.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by kaelodest on Thu 10th Feb 2011 02:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
kaelodest Member since:
2006-02-12

Well Unless there is some sort of *fast* equivalent to Core Data and it's Managed Object Context in JS or at least Cocoa style bindings (where delegates are built in/expected/implicit) then it will have to be slower.
It is not that it *cant * be done it is just that who is really willing to throw all of that development resources to an environment that will be second or worse to market.
See there is really only a certain of window between a developer getting 'IT' and the next 2 great technologies thar (s)he will see and then they are 31-35 and have better things than to do other than being on the bleeding edge. (Who wants to know about Carbon or CFM Mac Apps?) That just like Java used to be the future. And it was more recent but didn't catch mindshare but cocoa and cappuccino well these are matured versions of smalltalk and really. It is not that hard to wrap my head around. If HP ships a NeXTStep clone that enables cappuccino apps to launch 20% quicker (six not eight seconds to useful user input) then unlike Gruber's "Shit Sandwich" (sic) you have an environment that is standard and open (unlike dot-net) well HP is gonna eat the lunch of whoever doesn't "dig this new scene"

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Hold on, you were talking about Objective C a programing language's speed versus Javascript another programing language speed.

Now you are talking about a library and comparing it to a language. Oranges meet apples.

But you got to what you meant at the end. You don't think this platform will be developed to the point where it will be as fast as competing platforms. Ok, that is not crazy, but your original statement was.

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