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    Default launching a application to look like a web page

    I have been working on a home database just to get more conforatble with things and someone stumbed me with a question. I was asked why I choose swing and why I did launch it on a server to make it look like a web page. How can I do this? What is the advantages of doing it that way apposed to a swing application?


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    Default Re: launching a application to look like a web page

    The advantage to a web application is that you can just point people to a URL to view your program. With a Swing application, you generally have to have people download a jar and run it, which means they have to have Java installed, etc.

    In the past you could just convert your Swing application to an applet, but that comes with its own set of hurdles now.

    Generally you wouldn't program a web application frontend in Java. You would use html/css/javascript instead. The server can be in Java though.
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    I would need to use JavaEE for that right?

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    Default Re: launching a application to look like a web page

    Assuming you want your server to be in Java, then yeah, that's the general idea.

    Note that this would be a *complete overhaul* of your existing code. You'd basically have to start from scratch and redo the server stuff (that code might be mostly the same, but chances are you have to redo how it all fits together), and then redo all the GUI stuff in html. It's up to you whether it's worth all the effort just for a learning project.
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