I agree. Still too soon to be publishing stories with sensational headlines about aircraft crashing into things in NY.
I'm not trying to be funny or sarcastic.
I don't believe in RAD. By the time anyone has developed a toolkit that can easily do something, it's not cool enough to do it anymore
RAD frameworks also tend to get bloated trying to do everything for everybody in my experience. At least when it comes to CRUD applications. I find myself more productive and have an easier time developing a site like that to do what I want by just using a good persistance (DAO, JDO, Hibernate, etc) framework or methodology that makes it easy to communicate with the DB.
Other stuff that i find useful are tools that build the classes you need to interact with various webservices.
Most sites using java don't serve JSP pages directly. They do it through some sort of MVC framework where servlets call the JSP behind the scenes. I've written sites where the url a user sees is a
I'm pretty sure Blogger.com is written in java or at least uses java heavily.
This site I'm pretty sure uses Java because they used to use it in the past. The vendor they used is out of business and I would assume they switched to a different appserver but stuck with java. I could be wrong. An example url on their site is:
"/c" is the controller servlet. The rest of the url provides information like url parameters that tell the controller what to display.
Struts is a common Java web framework and by default urls for struts applications end in ".do"
I agree with what yous say. Just adding information.
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Don't bother learning PHP it'll just slow you down learning the semantics of a new language and if you're used to dealing with Java PHP will feel like a joke. Java gets a bad wrap but I've found it to be faster than PHP in my tests.
I build most of my sites in Java using my own MVC framework. I've done some sites in PHP and have had to modify other PHP sites as well as looked into other languages. I still like Java the best and you can find a library to do almost anything you want. The only reason I'd pick something like PHP these days is if I don't want to build a site myself and want to use something prebuilt like wordpress or Joomla.
The only downside is that your servlet container (ie tomcat) is persistent and will take up a bit of memory. Not a huge amount but it makes it difficult to find cheap webhosting because providers can't throw thousands of websites on a server like they can with plain HTML and PHP. Try and find a good cheap VPS it's more secure and you won't have to worry about your site getting defaced because some other idiot didn't update their PHP software. That's happened to me.
Don't go with new frameworks. Go with popular ones that have been around for a while. I've been bitten in the ass when I built a website for a client and the framework I used was no longer around.
Almost all the sites I've built are written in Java. Stick with Java. I've written sites in PHP and I've also had to work on updates to some PHP sites. If you're already familiar with Java dealing with PHP will feel like a joke. PHP is great when you don't want to write your own software since there are so many publicly available stuff out there in PHP. Don't worry, you won't find a lack of Java libraries that will do anything you want to do.
Don't bother trying to learn a new language because you'll just slow yourself down trying to learn the semantics of the language instead of the details of the new libraries you'll be using. I know java gets a bad wrap in terms of performance but I've always found that Java kicks PHP's ass in terms of performance in the tests I've done.
The main issue with java is that when you're using a servlet container like Tomcat, the process runs constantly and takes up memory. It's not that much but it's hard to find Java hosting because the memory issues makes it hard for a webhost to put thousands of websites on the same server.
Your best bet is going to be to find a cheap VPN when you get started but check the big webhosts to. I remember LunarPages used to offer JSP support in the past.
There are a bunch of different frameworks. Stick to ones that are popular because you'd rather have some limited functionality now rather than an unsupported framework in the future. Which has happened to me.
I believe right now that's Spring but Struts is still pretty popular too.
I've found NetBeans to be a great IDE and it supports Spring.
It seems that Google+ will be connected with many systems and a Google+ account will be a very important if you put content online that you want to promote.
Want to get more clicks from google searches? Set up your site so it connects to your Google+ account so your picture can be included in the search pages.
I'm not saying if it's good or bad but it's different.
I'm imagining an internet where trade groups disallow trade-group TLDs to any business that doesn't pay them dues. Not subscribed to the RIAA? No
Yes throw in two industry groups that everyone on here hates to make this sound like a bad idea.
The interenet already has restricted TLDs so this concept isn't new. When you visit a
Who controls access to these TLDs is important but it makes sense to have it be some sort of industry group that can fairly manage it.
Considering the #1 most repeated rule for general PC users is "if it doesn't contain just your bank's website and end in
The flaw is that anyone can get a
I think this makes a lot of sense.
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