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Java criticism valid?

  Asked By: Demyan    Date: Jun 04    Category: Java    Views: 680
  

What's the story behind this...?

"We are giving away our Java Classes because Java is too unstable and is a
security risk for many visitors these days. We will not support any of these
free Java Classes."

from http://www.scrubtheweb.com/abs/cgi/javabanner.html

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Answer #1    Answered By: Saxon Anderson     Answered On: Jun 04

My guess is, it's more than just technology.

These days  all companies are focusing on a smaller core set of services to
save money and it may very well be that they have decided not to support
java for business reasons. (And thus choosen a quite ... ungraceful
explanation...)

A quick swoop of their site seems to indicate they are mainly focusing on
java-applets. I am not so familiar with java-applets but i have worked with
html and dhtml before and i've had reason to curse different browsers way
of interpreting things many times. I am guessing that they may have seen
incompatibilities in the implementation of java  in different browsers and
decided it is too much work to coordinate. But this is just a guess.

Here I'd like to add, in my world java is mainly a server side language for
web application development, so i have no reason to fear or even get too
invloved with any lacks in the implementation of applets... maybe this
changes one day and i realise some kind of problem but so far java works
well for me.

I am too ignorant on the security angle to give any input on that.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Geraldine Perkins     Answered On: Jun 04

With the named Advance Business System displays a
website like that, you have to wonder the validity of
their claims.

 
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