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Mark McKay
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I've been using Java for years and am still wistful for the days of applets where you could write a simple program, post it on a webpage and let anyone on the world use it without having to worry about certificates or permissions.

The web world has moved onto HTML5 which provides most of the web readiness the applets had, but which is also much harder to program in.  I've come across some projects like DukeScript that let you write in Java and then convert that to HTML5, but that is proprietary.  Are there any open source projects around for writing in Java and then converting it to HTML5?  Are there any plans for Oracle to provide tools that do this?
 
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While I personally detest these types of tools, what you might be looking for is GWT or the related vaadin. (Though I'm not sure either is open source.)
 
Stephan van Hulst
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Mark McKay wrote:without having to worry about certificates or permissions

This is also one of the reasons why applets failed in the first place. You should always worry about certificates and permissions.
 
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