Java anyone

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Robert Spoecker, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Robert Spoecker macrumors member

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    On the iPad Go to "settings" "Safari" and there you will see JavaScript on/off button.

    Mine is turned on but sites that need to be Java enabled do not see it.

    Does the iPad have Java or not?

    Robert
     
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Javascript ain't Java - they're two completely different technologies.

    Java is a full-blown programming language (i.e. you can write whole applications in it) whereas Javascript simply allows web pages to be more dynamic.
     
  3. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    No Java is not available. Java isn't allowed on the system even if Sun or somewhere were to make it. Also Safari doesn't support plug-in's of any kind so Applets wouldn't work inline anyway.

    Javascript is not related to Java in any way, just the naming is similar. Javascript IS supported.
     
  4. keyofnight macrumors regular

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    Right. Java and Javascript are two different languages, interpreters, technologies, or whatever you want to call them.

    I for one would never want Sun's Java on the iPhone. Imagine the slow applications. That's not to say that all Java applications are slow, but that only says that I've never used one that was snappy or didn't have a shabby interface. I'm not even satisfied with the applications on Android phones.
     
  5. Robert Spoecker thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the quick replies. :)

    Java and Javascript are two different things. Why do software developers do that? To give themselves something to talk about at work I assume :p

    Robert
     
  6. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    It helps to weed out the idiots at programming job interviews. ;)
     
  7. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you can blame the software developers for this one; I'm pretty sure it was the marketing guys. At the time that JavaScript was introduced Java was the hot language that people where talking about. I guess that the Netscape marketers wanted some of that buzz to rub off on their scripting language.

    From a technical viewpoint it really makes no sense at all. The two languages have got vaguely similar syntax but at a deeper level they are fundamentally different in many ways.
     
  8. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    The reason is that Javascript's syntax is nearly identical to Java's. If you can write Java (the basic language) you can easily move over and do Javascript as it looks nearly the same. Obviously there are MAJOR differences, but yeah, they never should have been given similar names.
     
  9. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    If they're making this sort of a mistake they shouldn't have gotten as far as an interview...
     
  10. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    Just wait until they put Cloud Browse back up in the App store and then you will have both Flash and Java.:D
     
  11. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    You would be surprised at the number of people I've tricked up at interviews with this question (or similar ones). One of the best things my company has done is allow the software engineers to participate in the interview process. The quality of new hires has drastically improved since before the change.
     

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