Hi all,

First, thank you to Flavio and the honest and direct way he refered to Push'n'See.

I agree with Flavio that Javascript/CSS are interesting for the client side but on the server side ...
I'd like to tell you why we are using Java and think this is a good way to go in general even if Flavio thinks that : "we do not like Java to much (heavy, slow and, for the client, it's at the end a black-box) ...".

The following text is from a brochure from Sun "Java Location Services : The new standard for location-enabled e-business":
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Java is a powerful object-oriented language for developing flexible, platform-independant components for highly scalable systems that can easily interoperate over the Net. Java is also the language of choice for lightweight clients such as Web browsers. The prominent characteristics of Java language that make it well suited for Net-based location services are :
· Simplicity Java language retains most of the power of C++, but with far less complexity.
· Object-oriented Java language produces reusable object-oriented components.
· Robust Java language has features to facilitate debugging and avoid error prone situations, making Java ideal for rapid prototyping and development.
· Secure Java language can be used to produce virus-free, tamper-free systems.
· Platform-independant Java language runs on all platforms and is optimized for portability.
· High Performance Java language takes advantage of performance-enhancing IT features like : caching, parallelism, partitioning, and high availability.
· Familiar Java language is familiar to a large and rapidly expanding population of developers because of its widespread acceptance and its derivation from C.
· Efficient Javal language supports highly efficient interpretation and compilation. Its virtual machine-based organization defines a highly compact set of byte codes that can be efficiently transported in the Net environment.
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It certainly looks like "propagenda" for Java but honestly, we can't disagree...

Luc Vaillancourt.

Flavio Hendry wrote:

Hi Steve Depending on the applications you want to create, there is no other way as to dive into the code, which is not to simple (a mixture of HahtTalk, VB, HTML and possibly Javascript/CSS and/or Java) ... And HahtSite is not to fun even with HTML ... To give you an idea, in "Neapoljs" (see below) there are around 4-6 man-month of development ... We chose that JavaScript/CSS way as we do not like Java to much (heavy, slow and for the client it's at the end a black-box) ... see the samples with our "Neapoljs" on http://www.mapserver.ch/KOREM (Canada) went for the MapXtreme Java, see their "Push'n'see": http://www.pushnsee.com/index2.htmlErsis (Australia) is a well using the Java-Version for their "Encounter": http://www.encounter.ersis.com/ A good collection of applications you find on: http://www.web-mapper.com Best regardsFlavio 
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On 10.01.01 at 14:51 Steve McCrone wrote:

Hi, This topic is concerning MapXtreme ver 2.0 for NT.  I am trying to get started with the product but am very confused. I managed to get the Hello World and Java World samples running but I have no idea on how to start modifying the existing code to add new functionality. Than sample apps on the web all seem to use the non-java code, since there is not "toolbar". Is there a reason for this? is the java code too tough to develop in? I wish to take the least complicated path at this point. I really do not wish to get into learning HahtTalk, unless absolutely neccessary. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Steve
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