Letters from Readers
Letters: Readers Sound Off About HTML5
Robby Ingebretsen's July VSInsider column on HTML5 produced plenty of opinions.
Robby Ingebretsen's July VSInsider column on HTML5 produced plenty of opinions:
To be honest, I wouldn't say HTML5 is going to replace things like an app made in C++, but it's definitely not the hype that was Java. HTML5 -- or, more specifically, Web apps -- is real and is not going away. More and better app processing is happening on the client, even data stores.
A complex application's UI is like the tip of an iceberg: There's much more below the surface than above. The typical HTML application is more like a sailboat: What's above the waterline may be pretty, but there's not much underneath. I wish the bigwigs at Microsoft pushing this travesty and the ignorant media types mindlessly parroting them would spend a little time understanding this.
Peter Vogel, VSM tools editor, offers a response:
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