-3
votes
0answers
39 views

What are Java, HTML, and Javascript technologies for producing basic reports with Excel export? [on hold]

We have several reports that are very basic in nature. Some reports accept up to 3 parameters. All reports generate a table with the result set. No pie charts, line graphs, etc. The reports can be ...
-1
votes
0answers
72 views

Automatically expose large software library using web services? [closed]

(Edited from initial post) Lets say I want to automatically generate web-service wrappers for some large arbitrary source code library (it doesn't matter which language). The aim is touch-free ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Dynamic query in Mysql

I'm doing a J2EE web application with Struts2, Mybatis and a MySQL database, so what I want to allow to the user is to be free to choose different parameters to perform a select to a table in the ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

js syntax errors in text adventure [migrated]

hi i'm new to java script and I wrote a text adventure for a school project and I keep getting these error when I try to run it js: "adventure.js", line 4: missing ( before condition js: if var ...
1
vote
1answer
283 views

Should we push for more JavaScript on the JVM, alongside Java and Scala? Or, if not, why?

With JavaScript becoming one of the most widely used languages around, I began asking myself why people do not find ways to use it extensively on the JVM. As a programmer who spends half day writing ...
1
vote
4answers
693 views

Why do C# developers newline opening brackets? [closed]

I've spent most of the last several years working mainly with C# and SQL. Every programmer I've worked with over that time was in the habit of placing the opening brace of a function or control flow ...
2
votes
0answers
164 views

What are the practical applications of nashorn [closed]

Oracle is putting a lot of effort into supporting Javascript on JVM. Rhino was quite capable as a JS engine, yet Oracle saw the need to create Nashorn and optimize it extensively to match V8's ...
-2
votes
3answers
345 views

How to explain to layman the difference between Java and JavaScript [closed]

We all know those people, who don't differentiate Java from JavaScript. Yet when you try to explain it technically, they don't understand. Then, how to explain difference between those two languages ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

What's a similar functionality in JavaScript that insures the object has X data before any actions are taken?

If java/C#/etc one might do something like create a constructor with a parameter, the parameter being the thing the rest of the object may act upon. How is this done in JavaScript? I'm trying to ...
0
votes
2answers
189 views

What are some Java patterns well-suited for fast, algorithmic coding? [closed]

I'm in college, and I've recently started competing in programming competitions with my friends. These competitions involve solving algorithmic problems quickly. It's a lot of fun, but there's one ...
1
vote
1answer
357 views

From Java to Javascript? [duplicate]

I am primarily a Java programmer. Because of its OO principles and the general paradigm of Java programming, like wrapping things in static variables, and having things return specific types, heavily ...
0
votes
0answers
208 views

Rest API + Java. Scala, Hadoop + JavaScript Client : Deployment & Project Structure

Looking for inputs & best practice for new project : Client side : JavaScript (probably AngularJS supporting tools) Server-side & Rest API's : Java, Scala, Hadoop, Spring MVC 3 and other ...
3
votes
6answers
1k views

Should I be learning JavaScript before studying computer science? [closed]

So I've done a lot of research and found that Codecademy has been mentioned several times on other forums. I got stuck in and chose JavaScript through Codecademy most probably thinking it was 'Java' ...
2
votes
2answers
797 views

Which is simpler for REST client call to return JSON - JQuery/JavaScript or Spring RestTemplate? [closed]

I've been trying to hack up an annotated Spring MVC web app but it's proving pretty hard to call a URL of my web app which fires a request to a remote API (UK Police data) and recieves a reply which I ...
10
votes
10answers
4k views

Do I have to learn html and javascript to create web applications?

I am an experienced Java programmer, and I want to create a complex web application requiring dynamic pages, drawings, etc (take SO as an example). Do I have to learn javascript/html in order to ...
3
votes
1answer
434 views

script engine with no global environment (java)

I am curious about how global variables are handled by script engines. I am looking for a script engine that does not preserve the state of global variables upon invocation. Are there such engines out ...
1
vote
1answer
638 views

Is the escaping provided by the Google-Gson library enough to ensure a safe JSON payload?

I am currently using the Google-Gson library to convert Java objects into JSON inside a web service. Once the object has been converted to JSON, it is returned to the client to be converted into a ...
1
vote
2answers
976 views

Synchronous sockets with Node.js

I want to port an existing app from Java to Node.js - would like to seek your advise. The java app is a multithreaded socket server where arbitrary number of clients can connect. The app runs on java ...
5
votes
5answers
2k views

Building a website, want to use java

I'd like to make a simple-ish website that is essentially a small game. Key strokes are to be processed and sent to a server (already acquired and should support SQL and JSP, I believe) which then ...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Maintaining C/C++/Java skills as a web developer

When I was in college I learned how to program in C, C++, and Java. Currently, I'm a web developer using front end and back end technologies (HTML/CSS/JS, PHP, MYSQL). While the sorting algorithms and ...
-1
votes
2answers
114 views

Is there a way to input values on a web site's text box using a database table values?

I have a table with username and passwords that I want to input in Hotmail's username and password box. Is there a way to actually program this? Are you allowed to manipulate text boxes of someone ...
5
votes
13answers
849 views

Limitations of Polymorphism in statically typed languages

I program mostly in statically typed languages, like C++ and Java. A common strategy employed in languages like these to handle dealing with collections of objects which are related, but which need ...
30
votes
4answers
33k views

Reasons NOT to use JSF [closed]

I am new to StackExchange, but I figured you would be able to help me. We're crating a new Java Enterprise application, replacing an legacy JSP solution. Due to many many changes, the UI and parts of ...
1
vote
1answer
315 views

HTML5 file API or Java bridge to acces to local Files?

I've to access to files on the software user and I don't know if it's better to use a full JS app with HTML5 File Api rules or use Java and communicate with it ?
4
votes
2answers
269 views

Can the overuse of custom taglibs disrupt the outsourcing of html designers?

Yesterday me and a friend were talking about the overuse of custom taglibs. We create taglibs for everything. We create taglibs in order to wrap jQuery UI elements (tabs, button, etc), and other ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

Good practice and terminology of braces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should curly braces appear on their own line? I've come across two methods of using braces with if/for/switch/while/function blocks in Java, JS, C++, and PHP (any ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Why did Google develop a cross-compiler from Java to JavaScript? [closed]

Google developed a cross-compiler from Java to JavaScript. Why did they do this? Does this mean that JavaScript is not good enought for developing advanced web apps?
1
vote
2answers
246 views

any website monitoring library/modules to use in my website?

I'm trying to build a site which user can add their websites which should be monitored and can view a detailed report and statistics of it. And also it should be able to monitor local webservices ...
14
votes
5answers
1k views

Why is Javascript used in MongoDB and CouchDB instead of other languages such as Java, C++?

I asked this question on SO but was suggested to try here. So here it goes: My understanding of Javascript so far has been that it is a client-side language that capture events and makes a web-page ...
3
votes
3answers
522 views

Speed of Java vs. JS / HTML / CSS for web applications

I am creating a web application. I have primarily used Javascript specifically jQuery. Because of some very specific functionality, I am running into practical limitations of Javascript--they're not ...
11
votes
14answers
6k views

I can't remember programming 5 mins after learning? [closed]

I'm learning Java, and I found a great teacher. He explains everything perfectly. I understand it all. My problem, is that after learning a short section, for example "Nested If Statements" or "Many ...
2
votes
10answers
5k views

Should I use Java applets or JavaScript/PHP to make my site more interactive?

I have a website that is about electronics. I want to make some functional calculators such as calculation for analog filters which will have to show lots of plots and stuff like that. This is a ...
22
votes
9answers
2k views

How does a programmer used to static languages cope with lack of Javascript tooling

I have programmed pretty much exclusively in compiled languages, particularly Java, for most of my career. One of my favourite things about Java is how productive you can be, and how little code you ...
11
votes
3answers
2k views

Does Rhino have a future? [closed]

I'm looking to add serious scripting into my Java app and JavaScript would be a great language choice. My concern though is the Rhino project and its future. While Groovy/Jruby etc have seen constant ...
10
votes
2answers
700 views

How can I use my coding skills for good?

By this autumn my two small websites should be generating around a total of $1200 a month with minimal/zero input which is enough to for me to live on comfortably enough. Rather than embark on ...
2
votes
3answers
409 views

what's best language to mate with Adobe Flex-based GUI for math crunching? [closed]

I'm not a software expert but need to outsource a web-based scientific GUI application, and I'm considering Adobe Flex. My math routines are currently in Javascript and C/C+. Having no experience with ...
82
votes
15answers
8k views

Why did memory-managed languages like Java, Javascript, and C# retain the `new` keyword?

The new keyword in languages like Java, Javascript, and C# creates a new instance of a class. This syntax seems to have been inherited from C++, where new is used specifically to allocate a new ...
1
vote
3answers
175 views

Executive trying to understand Web 2.0 Development - Which language is best?

I am writing a business plan for developers in the 2.0 environment; my utmost respect is given to the people doing the work, but my ignorance is preventing me from articulating who I will need to ...
36
votes
2answers
19k views

When not to use Google Web Toolkit? [closed]

I'm considering use of GWT on a major in-house web app development project, namely it's major advantage in my eyes is the cross-compilation to Javascript which would (at least theoretically) help my ...
5
votes
7answers
498 views

Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`

In many English-based programming languages like C++ and JavaScript, there exist long keywords like function, namespace, exception (in OCaml languages) and such. Do you think shorter keywords like ...
11
votes
4answers
12k views

Which Java based web ui framework to use? [closed]

Wicket Click GWT Vaadin As I understand them, these frameworks all enable gui components to be created using java (with all its benefits) without having to do lots of html/javascript. As well as ...
1
vote
1answer
320 views

Could you blend java and javascript? [closed]

As a developer who spends most of my time in either Java or Javascript these days, I have this fantasy about a language that blends the two of them together. I'm always missing something from one or ...
9
votes
5answers
2k views

What are you thoughts on GWT? [closed]

Since I'm learning Java in this period and I just finished with the tutorials I think I'm ready to start contributing to a project (since I know from experience this is the best way to really learn). ...