[ka-Map-users] Re: ka-Map: new open source project

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Thu May 19 07:10:17 EDT 2005


there are compelling reasons to develop functionality like this in Java 
because the language offers more features and flexibility.  However, we 
have found over the years that many of our clients do not want any 
software that requires any sort of plugin and Java has left a nasty 
taste for many people because of security and performance reasons.

Alternately, JavaScript is a lot easier to get into and requires no 
compiling etc.  Development is much more rapid and there are excellent 
free tools (i.e. firefox) for debugging, testing etc) to assist 
developers.  There also seem to be a lot more people developing in 

Also, this started as a technical experiment ... and in many ways it 
still is ... so from this point of view, I don't think it needs any 
justification :)



Radim Blazek wrote:
> Hi, 
> another question, we are curious why do you use JavaScript 
> instead of Java? Why don't you continue to develop Rosa or JBox?
> Stefano Menegon, Radim Blazek
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|Paul Spencer                           pspencer at dmsolutions.ca   |
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