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Ask Slashdot: Tips For Designing a Modern Web Application? 409

New submitter sdoca writes "I am a Java developer and for the past number of years I have mainly been working on server side code. I have an idea for a webpage/application that I would like to develop. For the general public, it will be a site where they can view upcoming events, filter them by type, date etc. and view details of events they're interested in. There will also be an admin section to the app where organizations who want to post their events can log in and set them up. In the long term, writing a view-only version as an Apple and/or Android app is on the radar, but I want to focus on the generic web app for now. I'm not sure what languages/frameworks to look at using for the webpage portion of my project. Many (many!) years ago, I wrote some applets. After that I did some work in WebObjects and after that I tinkered with Wicket. I have no experience with PHP and would like to stay in my Java comfort zone as much as possible, but want to use the right tool. I'm concerned about browser compatibility issues. Chrome didn't exist when I last did web page development. I'm looking for good resources (books, internet) that will guide me through the potential issues and your recommendations for a web development framework."

Comment Re:typo (Score 1) 528

Instead of pissing and moaning on a web forum, how about this:

If you are a US citizen, vote, protest, write your elected officials, or run for office.

If you are not a US citizen, get your own house in order before complaining about anyone else.

In either case, you sound like a little kid that teases a chained up watch dog - nothing will happen to you, but it makes you feel like a tough guy.

Comment Re:I expect more of /. :( (Score 1) 1020

I am not sure which Slashdot you have been reading, but like every other public forum on the internet it is full of conspiracy nutjobs. Any story that involves the US, politics or the military draws them like flies from both sides. Why consider simple coincidence as an explanation when a complex conspiracy theory will do instead? Just think of all the time and brainpower wasted coming up with a lot of this crap. The internet has turned into an international soapbox for nutcases, little more than a rumor mill.

But, that's enough of my yackin' --- let's boogie!


200 Students Admit Cheating After Professor's Online Rant 693

Over 200 University of Central Florida students admitted to cheating on a midterm exam after their professor figured out at least a third of his class had cheated. In a lecture posted on YouTube, Professor Richard Quinn told the students that he had done a statistical analysis of the grades and was using other methods to identify the cheats, but instead of turning the list over to the university authorities he offered the following deal: "I don't want to have to explain to your parents why you didn't graduate, so I went to the Dean and I made a deal. The deal is you can either wait it out and hope that we don't identify you, or you can identify yourself to your lab instructor and you can complete the rest of the course and the grade you get in the course is the grade you earned in the course."

Google Engineer Sponsors New Kinect Bounties 96

ashidosan writes "Hot on the heels of the Adafruit competition, Matt Cutts (a search spam engineer at Google) is sponsoring two more $1,000 bounties for projects using Kinect. 'The first $1,000 prize goes to the person or team that writes the coolest open-source app, demo, or program using the Kinect. The second prize goes to the person or team that does the most to make it easy to write programs that use the Kinect on Linux.'" Relatedly, reader imamac points out a video showing Kinect operating on OS X.

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