The Future of HTML5 vs Java
When it comes to how to code your site, people often have very strong opinions. The debate between HTML5 and Java is no different. Many simply prefer one over the other due to personal choice and comfort. But for those of you who are unsure whether you should be working in HTML5 or Java, here are some arguments detailing both some of the advantages as well as the disadvantages of both HTML5 and Java.
HTML5 is often regarded as being more stable than Java, as you are required to update your whole system monthly when using Java. HTML 5 also eliminates the need for Adobe Flash, this is due to the fact that HTML 5 allows for you to add both links and tags to multimedia as well as audio-visual files. Both Adobe Flash and Java are known for causing crashes, but this is not the case when using HTML5 instead.
Both Java and HTML5 work on any operating system and browser. This is important as so much is browser based these days. However, HTML5 differs from Java insofar as it is superior in ensuring the reliability of cloud based accessed files, no matter what quality browser you may be using *cough Internet Explorer cough*.
When it comes to making a site that is mobile friendly –something that is so important given the sheer number of people who choose to access information online through their mobile devices –HTML5 definitely has the edge over Java! Java is known for being likely to crash, and is very resource heavy when it comes to using it. Another advantage of using HTML5 when it comes to mobile devices is that it lends itself to speedier download time of images on the site.
While many gaming based sites used to use Java for the most part, many are now switching over to HTML5. Mirror bingo is a good example of a games site that is using HTML5 due to its superiority in the gaming field. With Mirror bingo needing to avoid crashes and maintain their stellar reputation in the industry, they have made a good choice by opting for an HTML5 run site.
Another reason why gaming sites may be reluctant to use Java when HTML5 is available, is the security risk. As a company they do not want to put their –and their clients’- money at risk of being lost. HTML5 is known for having better security as it does not have the same type of open architecture that Java has. When a security threat has been identified in a Java coded site, you are able to create a patch for that problem. However, the problem with Java patches is that when you create one patch, it often seems to lead to creating a new hole that now is also in need of a patch. In this way, Java can require a lot of time, effort and man-power to monitor potential holes and patches that have been implemented.