Protocols (Was: HTTP)
gsechan at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 10 15:01:41 PST 2002
From: Nick Bastin <nbastin at opnet.com>
>Find me a toolkit to build client/server applications as portable as a web
>browser, and people might stop using it.
Use ACE, or one of the dozens of other OS abstraction toolkits.
>We use the web for internal applications because we need to support a lot
>of platforms (MacOS X, Win32, Solaris, HP/UX), and we can't do it any other
>way without spending many times more engineering effort, and since our real
>job is to write software for customers, not ourselves, we can't really
>spare that much engineering time on internal projects. I think
>browser-enabled applications are great for enterprise-internal use, since
>you can eliminate some of the problems that plague web-app deployments (we
>can control browser, etc.).
Doesn't work that sinmply even at my work. For months engineers had to find
a PC to use any HR functions, because we all use workstations (which you'll
pry away from our cold, dead hands.) And god forbid that the browser
updates (or with new windows XP, MS could auto-update you, willing or no.
For my money, browser based apps are clunky, poorly designed, horribly
interfaced, and frequently don't work right at all. It seems to be more a
way to try and quickly shoeehorn a piece of junk than a serious app.
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