Fat client w/ Thin server Versus Thin client w/ Fat server

Posted on 2006-11-14
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Differerence between
1. Fat client w/ Thin server
2.Thin client w/ Fat server

Im just curious to its distinction and capabilities and drawback regards to j2ee
Question by:mon_pacey8
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Fat client -> often refering to apps that run on the client with the main processing on the client and are often 'heavier' GUIs (like swing), usually a minimum communication with a server.

Thin client -> So little as possible on the client, often a web client (HTML) with the main processing performed on the server

Author Comment

ID: 17936549
How about fat and thin server

Expert Comment

ID: 17936555
Fat client implies thin server, etc... It's effectively different terms for the same thing.

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