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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.

3 COMMENTS
  • Felipe / October 13, 2016

    Comparing apples to apple trees. HTML5 vs Java ? are you serious, both have to live with each other. They do compleltely different things, and serves completely different purposes. There is no Vs. between those two. HTML5 will help the client side be better than it is, and java on the server side will continue to be a great choice to build web applications.

  • Lorenzo / October 14, 2016

    This article provides a very myopic and distorted view of technology. HTML5 and Java are not possible solutions to resolve the same class of problems. They fundamentally different technologies, and they resolve completely different problems. Java is a server side technology that you can use to create scalable applications that run on a backend system. Distributed systems often use Java for its high performance. HTML5 is a page rendering format, which can be used, in combination with JavaScript, to create UI and webpages. In case you are confusing Java and JavaScript, the two are very different also. Not even close.

    How can you possibly claim that HTML5 might replace Java or viceversa? Try to build Google Search engine with HTML5, or the Google Maps UI with Java. The two are NOT meant to solve the same category of problems.

  • free daily horoscope cancer / December 14, 2016

    For several people, iWork will indeed be a smarter choice, both since it’s free for newer iDevice owners,
    and due to the fact it works with a wider variety of cloud services, such as Google Drive.

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