Phil 12.29.11

8:00 – 4:00 VISIBILITY

  • Working through the C3DL tutorials
  • Looking for a good tutorial on doing JavaScript with eclipse and not having the best of luck.
    • Neat, somewhat related tool: http://www.ixedit.com/
    • Eclipse is building a web-based IDE for JavaScript called Orion. We need to keep an eye on this.
  • Mike tried getting jebGl to work on site but only got a big scary core dump. After pondering, I’m thinking that a valid direction would be to have our charting running in Applets that handle J3D, and the user interface is all GWT. Applets and JavaScript can talk to each other, so the communication shouldn’t be a bif deal. It’s possible that we could put some declarative xml together that would allow GWT to feed a chart template to a general purpose applet, so we could have a high-lever interface defining the presentation and interaction. Next steps are:
    • A lightweight “Hello World” 3D Applet that we can attempt to deploy. We can use Applet rather than JApplet, since we won’t have any GUI overhead.
      • Probably going to use LWJGL, since it’s been good to me in the past.
    • A web page that has JavaScript talking to our applet