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Comment: Re:Chrome (Score 1) 166

by Loconut1389 (#49217219) Attached to: Google Introduces Freon, a Replacement For X11 On Chrome OS

The video driver i really separate from the windowing system. The video driver is what allows us to draw pixels on the screen, hopefully while taking advantage of video card resources. X11 / Freon is the Window system which helps organize applications and provide humans with a way to manipulate and switch between applications / workspaces.

Comment: Re:Ummmm.... (Score 1) 319

by Loconut1389 (#49082771) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare

Very true. I sort of skipped over the security aspects to avoid any fights ;)

Java is pretty powerful, but that same power leads to both unnecessary weight and risks.

Although I'm not much of a Java fan- if someone told me to pick between javascript and java to live with forever and nothing else, I'd have to pick java though, but that's just it- trying to fit pegs in the wrong shape hole. Either way you don't get a good fit and I feel like in either case you're kind of just "trying to make it work for you" when you really should be using something else.

Comment: Re:Ummmm.... (Score 5, Interesting) 319

by Loconut1389 (#49082255) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare

Node.js is specifically for using javascript on the backend and has no real application on the front end- of course Javascript itself does though.
Java has servlets, servers, web applets, and desktop applications.

Both technologies can do both sides. Java is of course much more feature rich with more low-level operations.

I don't think it's really a true apples to apples comparison - they both have their place. Some people like writing end-to-end java, some people like writing end-to-end javascript. But at this point in time, java on the web is kind of dwindling because it is a sledgehammer when all you need is a regular hammer in most cases and javascript end to end is on the rise but there's probably a plateau somewhere because javascript is only so performant and has some limitations. Most of us though I think use the more honed tools for the right jobs even if it means we can't use the same language end-to-end.

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