Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    stephanstross is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Lightbulb Possibilities of (and for) a Flash-like environment for Java

    What if, instead of having to write a mile of code to draw a simple square, you could just draw a square. No mess of code, two minutes saved, and you don't have to keep a reference open at all times. One thing I've always felt Java was missing was an environment where simple programs could be made easily by inexperienced users, without holding down the more experienced with limitations and a language that devours system resources, a la Flash. It would bring Java to more people and allow for an even richer web experience for everyone, without that nasty, lag-inducing flash butting in. Flash holds all the cards with the inexperienced users because it makes itself available and easy enough for the inexperienced user. I feel that Java should start as a mostly graphical interface, then slowly ease you into the code as your projects become more complex, helping along the way. The ability to draw and animate simple objects entirely graphically is an ability I think that Java would greatly benefit from, perhaps as an addition to a pre-existing IDE, or as the main feature of a brand new (free, of course) IDE. I'm starting this thread in this forum to collect ideas on what it should do, I'm a java noob, and I had no idea where else to put it. If you have any ideas where to start, I'd love to hear them. And DON'T start with "L34R|\| j4\/4, |\|00B" I KNOW that

  2. #2
    DarrylBurke's Avatar
    DarrylBurke is offline Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Madgaon, Goa, India
    Posts
    11,189
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Re: Possibilities of (and for) a Flash-like environment for Java

    Not a technical question. Moving to Forum Lobby.

    db
    If you're forever cleaning cobwebs, it's time to get rid of the spiders.

  3. #3
    DarrylBurke's Avatar
    DarrylBurke is offline Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Madgaon, Goa, India
    Posts
    11,189
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Re: Possibilities of (and for) a Flash-like environment for Java

    Java isn't about drawing squares. Read through some of the threads in the different sections of these and other forums and you'll see why
    The ability to draw and animate simple objects entirely graphically
    isn't at all a priority for the developers of the language and API.

    That said, I'm sure there are many tools written in Java that allow you to do just that. If you can't find one that does exactly what you want, you can write your own.

    db
    If you're forever cleaning cobwebs, it's time to get rid of the spiders.

Similar Threads

  1. Using flash within java
    By kammce in forum Advanced Java
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-14-2011, 02:57 AM
  2. Flash In Java
    By chetoos in forum Advanced Java
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-25-2011, 10:54 AM
  3. Loop through all letter and number possibilities?
    By Mr.abe90 in forum New To Java
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-29-2011, 07:47 PM
  4. java and flash
    By danmc977 in forum Threads and Synchronization
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-27-2011, 12:24 PM
  5. OpenFaces 2.0: Open New Possibilities for your Web Applications
    By TeamDev in forum Reviews / Advertising
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-01-2010, 05:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •