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IDE with Client Interface/Server side

 
Bisi Adedokun
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Has anybody uses VisualAge for Java (VAJ) for this project either on the client side (visual compositon editor) or use the rmi facility provided in VAJ? Just curious to know.
Further, could someone help interpret this phrase:
"You may develop using an IDE but your final product may not have any residual dependency upon that."
What does "residual dependency" implies?

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Mark Spritzler
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Basically what it implies, is that most IDE's adds code to your "GUI" meaning they have their own way of dealing with Actions or GridBagLayout.
This makes you GUI submission filled with extraneous code, that if you had coded it yourself, you probably would not have put in there.
For example I believe that Visual Cafe, in their screen builder uses exact positioning and not any of the layouts, they also have their own textboxes for mask textbozes, date pickers etc.
Which of couse you didn't create, they did
Have you ever used FrontPage to build web pages, and if you have, have you ever seen the HTML it creates, man does it look a mess.
That's what they mean.
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Bisi Adedokun
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Thanks Mark. I wasn't sure but now it's clearer. I'm assuming that one might do a prototype in these IDEs for the front end to get a good sense of the look and feel and then transform that into manual JFC coding.
[This message has been edited by Bisi Adedokun (edited November 06, 2001).]
 
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