• Subject: RE: Application vs. Applets vs. Servlets
  • From: nimrod@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 00:01:46 +0200

> I agree with everything said the contributor Nimrod, and would say his
> points in about the same way.
> However, I don't know why applets should in general be slower than
> applications.
> Is this be a difference between the use of a true optimizing compiler for
> applications, but only a JIT compiler for applets?  ( Since applets
> contain only user interface stuff, I am not sure why a compiler
> would matter. )  Or, is there something else going on?
I guess the simple answer is that if you do all your business logic in
the applet (no back-end logic), then the applet has to access the data-
bases over the network.  This alone can cost you an arm and a leg in
terms of performance.  Other than that applets in the real world will
usually perform better than Java on the '400, because you have much
more CPU power on your desktop than the portion you get out of your


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