this is probably a little touchy to ask...
paul at fletchermoorland.co.uk
Tue Sep 14 00:10:39 UTC 2010
On 09/10/10 15:16, Chip Camden wrote:
> Perhaps someone could provide specific use cases for which Java is the
> only good solution?
Take a look at some online games.
For example Runescape (www.runescape.com)
Taken from Wikipedia
"/*RuneScape*/ is a fantasy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy>
massively multiplayer online role-playing game
(MMORPG) released in January 2001 by Andrew
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Gower> and Paul Gower,^
developed by Jagex Ltd. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagex> It is a
graphical <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_game> browser game
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_game> implemented on the
client-side <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Client_%28computing%29> in
Java <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_%28programming_language%29>, and
incorporates 3D rendering <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_rendering>.
The game has approximately 10 million active accounts, over 130 million
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuneScape#cite_note-TechRadar-2> and is
recognised by the Guinness World Records
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_World_Records> as the world's
most popular free MMORPG.^
Using Java, Jagex have made Runescape available to most computer users,
not just Windows users
A lot of IP-KVMs also use client side Java apps.
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