I've heard that Chrome and all other major browsers plan to follow suit on removing Java plugins from use within their browsers. I have a number of applet classes I've developed that generate various shapes and associated labelling, diagrams that use jFreechart, etc.., and I was wondering what approach should I take to ensuring my code still works? Will there be some sort of workaround or a possible solution in the works to handle this or should I take an entirely different approach to doing what I'm already doing in my applets. If so, what are my options? Thanks again.
A major automobile manufacturer lost a chance to sell me a car because their website wouldn't work without Flash - I visited a competitor's non-Flash website and ended up buying from them.
I use Firefox under Linux, and support for Flash has been sporadic there. More recently I get static about Flash from mobile devices. Flash will work on my current desktop, but I've had so much grief from loud auto-playing bandwidth-sucking ads and news articles that I have things blocked to the point where all I'll see is a blank rectangle unless I take steps to explicitly enable Flash for the page it's on.
So I agree with Bear.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.