WEB 2.0 and iPhone Dev

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Mon Jun 25 15:03:00 EDT 2007


unfortunately the web browsers will only run javascript (which is ECMAScript
+ DOM), and it is a nice language, there's no way we could port transcript
to the browser, unless we build a transcript-to-javascript gizmo.
andre

On 6/25/07, jbv <jbv.silences at club-internet.fr> wrote:
>
>
>
> Andre,
>
> A good compromise would be to have transcript implemented inside a
> browser;
> then HTML + CSS + Transcript would be a much more exciting approach...
>
> For years I've been (naively) dreaming of Transcript be be available in a
> browser.
> I know this will never happen, but (although it's been discussed here a
> few times)
> I keep thinking it would be an incredible promotion for our beloved
> language.
> And if you think twice, you begin to think that very few things should be
> modified /
> adapted in the transcript inner logic & syntax to fit the web GUI
> elements...
>
> JB
>
> > Yes JB,
> >
> > Desktop apps will always be better than web applications. Web
> applications
> > are a step back in computing since we went the last decade in a
> direction
> > and now we're reversing it. For remote computing we have X11 and NX,
> much
> > better protocols than anything AJAX and Web have ever granted us.
> >
> > The only reason for a web app is the "virtual" presence of a browser in
> > everything that holds a CPU... even my Nintendo DS has a Opera!!!! So
> right
> > now, if you want to jump into the iPhone bubblewagon (I just invented
> the
> > term bubblewagon) and deliver something this week so that you hit the
> press
> > and the online spots in the week of the launch, the only way to go is
> thru
> > HTML + CSS + JAVASCRIPT.
> >
> > but again, nothing beats real desktop apps.
> >
> > Andre
> >
> > On 6/25/07, jbv <jbv.silences at club-internet.fr> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Andre Garzia a *crit :
> > >
> > > >
> > > > 1) The client side which is HTML + CSS + Javascript. This is your
> > > interface
> > > > and the logic that binds itself with a server. You can't do that in
> Rev,
> > > but
> > > > you can create tools in Rev to help you build and testproof your
> > > javascript
> > > > + HTML + CSS stuff. Javascript is a fine language too.
> > >
> > > the "only" problem is that coding the client side in HTML + CSS +
> > > Javascript
> > > is rather cumbersome (compared to coding a GUI with Rev).
> > > Furthermore, js can't be compared to Transcript : much slower and
> > > limited...
> > >
> > > JB
> > >
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