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#Actualfrob

Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:46 AM

For clarity, I'm not arguing whether or not Javascript is bad, but I'm wondering if there could be other or even better alternatives to Javascript.

 

Yes there can, and yes there are.  They are generally implemented as browser plugins. Flash and Java are the two prime examples, and Shockwave, Silverlight/Moonlight, and the Unity3D Plugin are also fairly popular.

 

Flash has gained native browser support for several browsers. Java once had direct browser support for a time both through Netscape and through what was once called the HotSpot web browser; the release model and continuous flow of bugs made Netscape decouple it, and HotSpot evolved out of being a compiler attached to a generic web browser, it dropped the browser aspect moving into a general Java development tool.


#1frob

Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:40 AM

For clarity, I'm not arguing whether or not Javascript is bad, but I'm wondering if there could be other or even better alternatives to Javascript.

 

Yes there can, and yes there are.  They are generally implemented as browser plugins. Flash and Java are the two prime examples, and Shockwave, Silverlight/Moonlight, and the Unity3D Plugin are also fairly popular.

 

Flash has gained native browser support for several browsers. Java once had direct browser support for a time both through Netscape and through what was once called the HotSpot web browser; the release model and continuous flow of bugs made Netscape decouple it, and HotSpot evolved out of being a generic web browser and into a Java development tool.


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