java vs html5 project opinion
Posted on 2012-09-20
I'm in my last evening-school projectmodule for programming.
So now, we have to come up with an application of any sort, present it and make a business model for our tutors to evaluate. If it's approved we may start our project.
The main programming language we received was Java.
So, my idea was to create a mindmapping application (which I started before as a tryout but never really finished cause of work and school). So I'd like to recreate this application.
But with all advancing technology I'm not really convinced that a simple desktop application will do nowadays. So I thought of putting it into a webapplication. Problem is that applets aren't really visitors favorite choice to use.
Now I've been learning some basic html5 and was thinking using a canvas to represent my application.
So I have a few questions:
-Would you make such application as a webapplication?
-If so, would you use html5, any opinion appreciated :) (negative, positive pointers welcome)
-When I check the use of canvas the first thing I disliked is that when you draw something it's like paint (no variables or objects are being saved), what alternatives are there?
-Any good libraries out there you think might be useful for such project?