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bio website skift.io
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PHP, JavaScript, and Erlang web developer also working with some mobile apps.


Apr
19
comment What do you suggest for cross platform apps, including web
I had asked another question based on this premise, and may end up using Webkit.Net, which could work perfectly in my case, especially since I wont have anything graphically intensive, just what you would see in a browser.
Apr
19
comment Webkit as GUI in .Net/Mono
As for 'Today I'd do something without IE/IIS and use websockets for a more interactive experience.' I am wanting to use mono so I can use .net and have cross platform support, as well as be able to host the site on something like nginx or cherokee if they have the mono support, otherwise apache. I don't know IIS and windows admin enough, but I know and have a linux web server. So far I won't have live user to user interaction so I probably wont need websockets. And DB synchronizing will be using couchdb. Though may look at websockets or socket.io later on when im doing more advanced stuff
Apr
19
comment Webkit as GUI in .Net/Mono
Hrmm, this seems like a solid answer. I'll wait a little bit to see if anyone chimes in as well before marking as the answer. But Webkit.Net looks like it might do the job. One of the links in theSO question you linked goes to a github repo CefSharp where he has a chromium instance embedded. Though I'm not sure if I will need the whole browser compared to just webkit. Ill have to look further.
Apr
19
asked Webkit as GUI in .Net/Mono
Apr
19
awarded  Supporter
Apr
19
comment What do you suggest for cross platform apps, including web
Performance difference is another thing I have on my checklist of things to look at to determine if it is the route I want to go. As with the GUI, for a desktop version I could use something like GTK, or just build each independently in the proper way for each OS. Which linux would use GTK anyways. Web would be standard HTML5/JS/Canvas. I was also wondering if I could even have a basic window and embed a webkit window in there so I could use the websites UI locally. But I'm not sure about that yet and need to look into that possibility more.
Apr
19
comment What do you suggest for cross platform apps, including web
But this still makes me wonder, with the things I want to do, would using C# and mono/.net be a smart choice, or could it be better to pick a different platform. So far it seems like using C# and mono could work as long as I am willing to make a UI for the different platforms, like web and mobile (which I could do both with html5 and web views on the mobile platform which are known to work well with things like sencha touch and others. but that's another discussion I think.), and desktop (maybe gtk too)
Apr
19
awarded  Commentator
Apr
19
comment What do you suggest for cross platform apps, including web
Yes those are very good points. I see that c# itself is cross platform, but its the features I want to use that may or may not supported in a given system. That makes sense. So mono primarily is the making of .Net libraries work on other platforms, not C#.
Apr
19
asked What do you suggest for cross platform apps, including web
Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
7
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Jan
26
revised Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP)
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Dec
16
comment Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP)
Ah yes, but you said java above which is why I was confused. But yes I'm familiar with it.it can also be used with svg for animation as well. Whether I used php or python I would use javascript on the front end as well. There is even a jquery that is made to work with python I believe. IMHO javascript is a must if using php/python
Dec
15
revised Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP)
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Dec
15
comment Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP)
The canvas componnent in java? I've never heard if using javascript with java unless you are thinking of jsp. Which is one of the options with java yes. Using a j2ee backend for the app.this is what I was going to do for the java version and in android, the app would talk to the j2ee server for the information.
Dec
15
comment Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP)
Yea I thought of that too.but I mostly want to focus on the web and won't be making any real intensive apps that need a worthy GPU. Most FB apps don't require much gpu processing and can be done with web technologies. And while yea gaming is one of my goals and I think will be fun, I have other non gaming goals as well.not that c++ couldn't do it.
Dec
15
awarded  Editor
Dec
15
revised Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP)
added clarification on what my goals are
Dec
15
comment Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP)
Also,by marketability I mean the ability to find a job if I lose my current one. Here there's a butt load of java jobs, and next to nil for python. But I suppose it also depends on where your looking. As for frameworks, django looks nice coming from cakephp world. But looking at the other options pyramid seemed great too. As well as web2.py. are any frameworks good for a mix of web and desktop development? Django seems mostly web focused.not that it can't do both.