ZK vs. GWT : Server-Centric Matters!
7. ZK Anywhere
What about the devices without browsers?Due to the iPhone phenomenon, some Ajax solutions support smart phones with browsers. But, what about 1.8 billion Java phones which do not come with such resources (computing power, memory, browser, etc.) that iPhone provides? The server-centric/thin-client approach by ZK brings benefits to those resource constrained devices. Your client devices will not be limited to robust ones with browser. With ZK, you can run your Web applications anywhere.
ZK on Java Phones
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Right Tool for the Right JobIn the process of collecting information for this article, I found out that there are thousands of articles comparing Ajax frameworks. Many of them are trying to convince the reader that one framework is a etter?choice than others, thus treating the Ajax framework market as a Zero-Sum Game. I personally see it from a different point of view. After having seen both the server-centric and client-centric frameworks, making a comparison for them is like comparing apples to oranges. Both frameworks come with the initiative of developing Ajax applications with less efforts, but they take an entirely different approach to it.
To me, both of them are great tools to use. The real question is what kind of problem are you trying to solve?
Find the right tool for the right job. For heavy data access applications and projects that require a higher level of security, I prefer the server-centric approach. If the application requires fancy client side actions and less server requests, the client-centric approach could be my choice.
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