A Comparison of Programming Platforms for Interactive Visualization in Web Browser Based Applications

T. Lammarsch, W. Aigner, A. Bertone, J. Gärtner, S. Miksch, T. Turic:
"A Comparison of Programming Platforms for Interactive Visualization in Web Browser Based Applications";
Vortrag: 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV08), London, UK; 09.07.2008 - 11.07.2008; in:"Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV08)", E. Banissi, L. Stuart, M. Jern, G. Andrienko, F.T. Marchese, N. Memon, R. Alhajj, T.G. Wyeld, R. A. Burkhard, G. Grinstein, D. Groth, A. Ursyn, C. Maple, A. Faiola, B. Craft (Hrg.); IEEE Computer Society Press, (2008), ISSN: 1550-6037; S. 194 - 199.

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Abstract:


Recently, web browser based applications have become very popular in many domains. However, the specific requirements of interactive Information Visualization (InfoVis) applications in terms of graphics performance and interactivity have not yet been investigated systematically in this context. In order to assess browser-based application platforms, we provide a systematic comparison of server-based rendering, Java applets, Flash, and Silverlight from several points of view. We aim to aid InfoVis developers in choosing the appropriate technology for their needs.