Hi I have swing application, which I converted as applet (Signed Applet). Swing application save the user preferences in local files system.
So my Question: is it a good practice to save files(user preferences) in local files system.
Have you considered using java.util.prefs instead? There's no need to write your own preference system.
posted 8 years ago
The application is swing application. One of the features in the application is to store the user preferences of the application(say save userid/pwd) locally at say c:\DOcument and Settings\<username>\appName. So that application will pickup the user credentials from locally stored data. User need not enter every time he opens the application.
Now we would like to give this application as Applet as well. So we have created new Applet and used this swing application in it. It works perfectly without issues. (its signed applet)
Now regarding the above said feature, we are analyzing if storing the user data locally is a good practice running the application from applet. However we know how to access local file system. But we are looking for Best Practices of Applet in storing the content in local file system and accessing the same in next usage of applet.
On the other hand Harish is definitely persevering at looking for the "Best Practice™".
However in this case it sounds as silly as asking whether it's a "best practice" to wear a tie to work. "Best practice" is more of an architecture concept and doesn't really make sense when making detailed decisions about how to implement a feature of an application.
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