rich client - Computer Definition
CDEweb - Our Rich ClientSince 1990, the product you are currently reading, Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE), has been available as a Windows application. The user sees two scrolling windows, a lookup routine and only a handful of features, but under the covers, it took more than 500 pages of C source code to create the program. The continuous scrolling of multimedia objects from A to Z requires code that must access low-level Windows functions. In 2003, CDE was turned into "CDEweb," a rich Windows client. It is a Web-based app, but it does not run from the Web browser. With CDEweb, all the software, text and images come from the Web. As a rich client, the program retained all the features users loved for more than a decade on their local version with the added benefit of automatic updating.
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