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Thin Client Vs Rich Client

 
Naresh Chaurasia
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Hi Folks,
I am going to start working on an application whic involves extensive use of GUI. For past 2 years i have been working on Thin Clients (Browser) for user intraction with my system. Since my new application will have extensive use of GUI and have multiple clients, I would like to know if i should still user browser of switch to Swings. I was also considering JSF, though i have no working experience in JSF. I have spent some time working on Struts Framework.

Since i have not used Swings and JSF i am not able to appreciate the advantage of moving to Swing/ JSF . Can someone provide guidance , pros and cons of either using Thin CLient (Browser) or Rich Client (Swing/JSF).

Thnx in advance
 
Jeff Albertson
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On the web side, you may want to take a look at Shale, which tries to combine the best of JSF + struts.

Also, if you want a slick GUI, but want to stick to a "thinnish" client, consider Macromedia Flex. As they say, you can never be too rich or too thin.
[ March 06, 2006: Message edited by: Jeff Albertson ]
 
Gerardo Tasistro
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I'm using AJAX with JSF to create rich clients. So far so good. Some issue, but nothing unsolvable.
 
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