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I've been a Dr Who fan since the 1980's. One thing I've noticed with the 'new' Drs has been a lot more tendency to depend upon action and special effects instead of story line. I still watch, but my wife will only watch episodes from the first six doctors.
Where are concepts like Logopolis and Castrovalva ? Rose was very good - closest thing we've had to Lela in a long time.
I've not seen the latest, so without commenting on it, is anyone else somewhat disappointed?
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As a software developer, I know what makes a good software. But when it comes to programming them, gosh! I had a lot of night-outs, especially when making a browser engine.
I already have a boot loader, Linux kernel. But now, I have a doubt. Is it necessary?
Update: Everything is not coded in HTML or JS. It does supports the normal compiled ones. But it is not yet confirmed that which executable type to use.
It is not interpreted in a web browser but in a browser engine. You really do not require an internet connection as they work offline. Everything works offline until or unless you want to update the application or download a new one from appStore.
14 year old Web, Software, OS dev, author, music composer and CEO of OneNode ORG.
It's easy to design with Web Technologies so it will make software development easier. But.. it will not enable us to make background services or softwares like Rocket Dock or Rainmeter. A high school student can make his own application as many schools are teaching Simple web development (and of course how to use Visual Studio).
WebDevelopment != SoftwareDevelopment
There are countless problems that cannot be solved by mere web development. If your experience revolves only around web based applications, then I see where you are coming from, but I respectfully disagree. What you are suggesting is that every computer needs to be nothing more than a web hosting device which is not practical in any way, shape, or form.
It's easy to design with Web Technologies so it will make software development easier.
No it isn't.
Software development over time rises to meet the demand. The demand drives the innovation. the innovation doesn't drive the demand.
A high school student can make his own application
I created my own applications before the Web and before the internet. The complexity has risen, significantly, since then. Complexity both in frameworks/apis/languages that exist to solve problems and complexity of applications that exist to meet need.
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Thing is, there's nothing to stop you doing that now, the only difference is that the app will be hosted in a browser rather than directly in the OS (except in windows 8 if I understand Metro apps correctly)
S in answer to your question "is it necessary" I'd say that it's been done, and sales of google chrome OS would indicate its not exactly the Next Big Thing but certainly a viable concept.
When the only tool you have is a hammer, it does not automatically make all problems require a nail to solve.
Contrary to what some people think, not all applications are suitable for running on the web. Anything requiring a guarenteed response time, or typical response times under a second or so, can not run 'from the web'. Web apps can't manage local hardware effectively. Web applications are notoriously poor in terms of UI latency; users are accustomed to poor reaction times because the medium forces them to become so. Any application requiring significant data volumes (megabytes or even gigabytes per second) can't be delegated to a web server.
Secondly, there are significant computer systems with no Internet access. No web, no application.
While there may be a value is imposing structure on the chaos that is web development, calling that structure an 'operating system' seems overblown and unnecessary.
So what do you gain by doing that?
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