JavaScript Is Not Java

Most people know by now that JavaScript is not Java, and vice versa. One of the biggest misconceptions about JavaScript is that it is similar to Java. Actually, JavaScript bears very little relation to Java. Even though it shares part of its name with Java, JavaScript is an independent client-side, loosely typed scripting language. Java is a full-blown object-oriented, platform-dependent language derived from C++. Java requires previous programming experience, whereas JavaScript is very easy to learn. Java programs are called applets and are capable of running as standalone applications on the Web. JavaScript is platform-independent and browser-dependent, and it cannot run as a standalone application. With Java, you have to pack and compile your functions and routines into a .jar or .cab file. With JavaScript, there is no compilation other than saving your script to the page. Java is also not intended to be integrated from a language standpoint, whereas this is one of JavaScript's strengths. As you can see, in many ways JavaScript is just the opposite of Java. JavaScript is not Java.

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"For anecdotal evidence on the confusion between JavaScript and Java, I offer my own personal story as I wrote this book. When I told people about writing a JavaScript book, all but the most informed ignored the 'script' and responded, 'Oh I've heard a lot about Java recently.'"

”Richard Wagner, JavaScript Unleashed


Part I. Introduction to Release 6

Whats New in Release 6?

The Release 6 Object Store

The Integrated Development Environment

Part II. Foundations of Application Design

Forms Design

Advanced Form Design

Designing Views

Using Shared Resources in Domino Applications

Using the Page Designer

Creating Outlines

Adding Framesets to Domino Applications

Automating Your Application with Agents

Part III. Programming Domino Applications

Using the Formula Language

Real-World Examples Using the Formula Language

Writing LotusScript for Domino Applications

Real-World LotusScript Examples

Writing JavaScript for Domino Applications

Real-World JavaScript Examples

Writing Java for Domino Applications

Real-World Java Examples

Enhancing Domino Applications for the Web

Part IV. Advanced Design Topics

Accessing Data with XML

Accessing Data with DECS and DCRs

Security and Domino Applications

Creating Workflow Applications

Analyzing Domino Applications

Part V. Appendices

Appendix A. HTML Reference

Appendix B. Domino URL Reference

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Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Development
Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Development (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0672325020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 288
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