27 February 2021
More than twenty years ago I wrote a strategy game in Visual Basic 3. It worked well, but with the increase in malware people became shy about downloading executables.
The solution was to port it to a Java applet so that it could be played anyone in a browser. Java was advertised as "write once, run everywhere". Of course the reality was that the game broke with every new release of Java, then died completely when Java was stripped from web browsers.
I'm getting tired of repeatedly redoing my work just to maintain the status quo.