Originally Posted by tylerk36
I wonder if Sun will eventually shut down the JAVA end of its company eventually because of HTML 5?
, is Java-based. Virtually all Mac torrent clients are Java-based. My firm uses a vertical market Oracle integrated database that is administered via the company's browser-based applet running within a browser. Before the OEM switched to Java, there was no Mac-based solution to administering the database. The application is no longer in development, but it shows you just how important Java is to the Mac. Microsoft's last version of Windows Media Player
for Mac was Java-based.
On the one hand, you may rightfully assert that each example cited above and many others can be rewritten in Objective-C and compiled in a binary application. On the other hand, you will have to admit that the large number and variety of applications involved means that the changeover will take several years if Java were slated to go away. In some cases such as the case of my firm's vertical-market administration client, it is likely that we would never have a binary replacement.