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I respectfully disagree, however, applications need to come back to the desktop. All hail electron for bringing in us bastard web designers.
I also disagree.
An application is not a website just because it runs in a browser.
The difference is more in its goal.
A website is a collection of pages presenting information.
An application is much more interactive and often solves a problem.
Also, a website is more passive information while in an application the user/visitor affects the information directly.
The web is just another gui like windows forms.
And finally, unless you are building a compiler, your code will not produce an executable, it might be transformed into an executable =D
If logic runs in your browser it is an application. You download it and run locally. If the logic runs on the server them it is a website.
kb8816584yI'd even turn that around - don't call my carefully crafted Web Application a 'Website', it does so much more than just presenting text and articles...
I dont want to trigger webdesigners.
Beg to differ. It's an application, and you're delivering an executable, in the form of .Jar, .War, .Js, .Php etc.
80 % of the "developers" ive interviewed failed hard because they want frameworks doing the work for them.
@iNCEPTiON there will always be real programmers, some one has to build the frameworks and compilers ;)
And I agree, js is not the best lang as language comes but it has the benefit of being the most available client side platform.
And all major browsers are going to support.