[DC LoCo] thoughtful tech commentary at the washington post [silverlight]
kstailey at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 9 12:39:19 GMT 2010
--- On Mon, 11/8/10, Luke Faraone <luke at faraone.cc> wrote:
> Correct. But I meant exactly what I said above. Currently, there are
> only three programming languages that run in the browser that have
> mass-market deployment:
> * Oracle Java, supported by a plugin
> * Adobe Flash, also supported by a plugin
> Of the three, only two have feature-complete free software
> (SpiderMonkey, V8, among
> others). Therefore, if you want to do web programming in a
> open language, you have only those two choices at current. Java
> is sometimes
> access less operating system features.
How relevant is the "in a browser" distinction anyway?
When I go to install Tweetdeck I click a button on a web page and it installs due to AdobeAIR.
Is "open web programming" at all relevant if the "web" parts of the user experience can be so easily subverted?
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