A colleague is considering re-implementing this online "Photon Propulsion Calculator" using a Mathematica-based product. I wanted to ask the community which product would be best.
- Runs locally on our servers (good)
- Requires client enables Java / Flash, which browsers are moving away from.
- Not many "webmathematica" tags on Mathematica StackExchange & Wolfram Community -- maybe hard to get help.
- Not many updates since MMA 8, see here.
- Mathematica / CloudDeploy
- Develop the GUI in MMA, then CloudDeploy it
- Easy to develop locally (in MMA)
- Costs Cloud-credits
- Mathematica Online / Programming Lab
- Users would see a Mathematica-like environment in their browser
- Users would have to at least know how to shift-enter to execute it?
- Wolfram|Alpha Simple API
- Not a tool for building interactive user-interfaces
- Have users download the CDF and the CDF player, and run it locally.
- Seems abandoned in favor of cloud-based stuff.
This link from 2016 suggests that cloud stuff is the wave of the future, but I wanted to see if WebMathematica had a chance.