[LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs

Giuseppe Zompatori siliconjoe at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 01:44:00 UTC 2011

Android has the highest smart phones market share (Samsung alone became th
largest smart phones producer in the world). It's recent news.

Il giorno 21/nov/2011 02:15, "David Robillard" <d at drobilla.net> ha scritto:

> On Sun, 2011-11-20 at 06:04 -0500, hollunder at lavabit.com wrote:
> [...]
> > I realize this question might be provokative, but I've never seen this
> > comparison before and am genuinely interested in your opinion.
> > Both java and browser/JS are cross platform. Both are available on almost
> > every device out there. Why is browser/JS the way to go?
> Because that is *actually* true of browser/JS, and not for Java.
> * Most Windows computers do not have Java.
> * Java is officially deprecated on Mac OS X.
> * Java will never, ever be available by default on any Microsoft
> platform
> * Java is not included in the default installation of the overwhelming
> majority of free software operating systems
> * Neither the most popular tablet nor the most popular smart phone (the
> iPad and iPhone, respectively) have Java at all.
> * Java requires software installation of some variety (unless you're
> seriously going to suggest using Java applets in 2011 with a straight
> face...)
> * Java recently has acquired a lot of legal questions making it not
> exactly the wisest investment for new technology.
> * There are many cutting edge modern browser implementations, and
> activity here is moving at an astonishing pace.  Java is a dinosaur.
> This is not the 90's.  The client side Java dream failed.
> Regardless, if I may take the liberty of speaking for this community,
> making people use Java for something is a sure-fire way of ensuring they
> don't use it.  The reasons why don't really matter.  The browser Just
> Works.  Java is a PITA.
> -dr
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