If you think, Ajax is Cool, wait until next generation browsers are
released. The future 2D/3D web applications will certainly Blow You Away.
are many wonderful technologies emerging (e.g. Microsoft’s XAML, Adobe’s MXML/Flex/Flash,
Mozilla’s XUL, SVG and X3D), which unfortunately are many times more complex than
Games, GIS and real-time simulations). However they offer great flexibility, fine-grained
control, capabilities and features to build superior 2D/3D components to use
in graphics intensive applications that Rock.
the complexity will go away and even junior programmer with little or no
possible on the desktop GUI platforms. Please
don’t believe any of this stuff, until you check it out yourself (It is not a
A startup, invented a method to create reusable GUI widgets (a higher level
reusable building blocks for JSP/.NET developers to eliminate the complexity),
which can be used to build 2D/3D real-time applications such as Games, GIS,
Simulations and Remote Command & Control systems.
interesting SVG tutorial to develop an Airplane Widget (an example reusable
building block): http://cbsdf.com/technologies/GUI-Class3.htm
sample application that uses the Airplane widget (Please be patient until the
flights start moving. Click on the flights and radio buttons): http://cbsdf.com/technologies/building-air-traffic-monitoring.htm
This above simple process can be used to build GUI Widgets for any 2D/3D
components. Then many instances of each of the Widgets (i.e. Classes) can be used to build an online application. See some
Absolutely there is no reason left today, why online applications cannot
the desktop GUI platforms to build graphics intensive 2D/3D
applications. In fact, it will cost far less to build online applications
compared to comparable desktop applications.
The Online GUI-API is first part of the inventions. If you like this part, you
will love "Loosely Coupled" Component based software development
paradigm, which is many times more useful (but may be bit more hard).