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Yes they do. Implement a multi-select list in an
HTML browser and compare the lines of code, the
performance, and the reliability against a control
in a fat client for doing the same operation. Implement
drag and drop operations. In fact, most things that
require going to the db for more data at the UI
level are not as productively implemented or as
performant in an HTML browser.
I may wear rose-colored glasses, but I can still
count lines of code and test speed.
From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
In Len's scenario, the difficulties seem to have nothing to do with UI nor
with component interaction. To me the main problem seems to be that he might
better have been using more of a multi-dimensional DBMS (say Pick), than an