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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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1.8. Summary

Mozilla is a browser-like tool that can be used to create applications faster than traditional 3GLs (Third-Generation Languages). It brings some of the benefits of Web-based applications to traditional GUI-based applications. The highly interpreted nature of such environments creates an opportunity to do very rapid iterative development and efficient prototyping. This efficiency must be balanced against a desire to look more deeply into the tool, which is a time-consuming activity, and against syntax problems, which rest heavily on the shoulders of the developer.

Mozilla has its roots in the evolution of Web browser technology, and it has much to offer in that area. It has up-to-date standards support and is highly portable. For ...

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