Posts Tagged ‘Sun’

Web OS platforms -> 4 major players


in Hanselminutes an MS guy and a Java guy point out that there are 4 major potential Web platform standards, i.e. Web Apps’ runtimes:

  • MS Silverlight (as J. Spolsky talked in StackOverflow podcast lately: Silverlight is going to be the Windows Mobile Apps main engine)
  • Sun Java, especially with the new applet plugin rewrite and JavaFX (replacing Swing) which also runs the same code on desktop (J2SE) and mobile (J2ME)
  • Adobe AIR – runtime for Flash, Flex (ActionScript)
  • Google GWT (?), which runtime is JavaScript (!) – and this is most interesting, since they base on HTML5 and JS, so they don’t need any plugin, only a W3C conformant browser