|Website Debut - Dedicated to Thick, Rich
Hey! you may ask,
is this really a software website
dedicated to something besides the server-side framework de jour, or the latest skinny-client puffer-upper, or yet
another xml web-protocol?
Not even Yet
Another HTML-helper technology?
the world upside down. Instead of portals that distill company
information into a homogenized formulation for the general
public - these user-centered architectures distill the information from the entire network
into a formulation specifically tailored to a specific
user or user-class.
These clients are smart,
interactive, enjoyable, and use numerous network services,
spread across several portals, to succinctly present
information to the user how and when they want it.
With the TRC approach, the
server provides data in response to the client. The
client is responsible for responding to the user's actions.
This approach is able to take full-advantage of the nascent
web services model of the web.
This site will focus mostly on the
Java Desktop, as that is where most of the unconstrained
innovation is these days.
The thick client world has been
severely neglected for 10 years or so - who knows when
The Mighty Pendulum will swing (no pun intended) back towards the client. The
60s and 70s were dominated by the server-side, the 80s and
first half of the 90s by the client-side. There is not enough
data to calculate the period of the swing, if there is even a
predictable periodicity to the thing.
But as we work towards
converting the browser into an operating system, one can
wonder if we are lost and need to rethink some of this - and
perhaps think about
Webstart and a client-side with thick web-rich, GUI-rich