Middleware or Plugin - App-V
quick question as i havent had to use either yet in my app-v sequencing.
what are the differences between middleware and a plugin?
im really unsure as to when i would ever use middleware with appv?
Community Chosen Answer
I'd say a plug-in is a program that runs within another. For example a browser plug-in adds some feature or capability to a browser you already have installed. There are also plug-ins for Office applications which run within Office to offer additional capablities. In either case, a plug-in won't only not run on its own, it would have no purpose on its own (as its capabilities are so tightly tied to what is offerd by its host program).
Middleware is a dependency or prequisite which is needed in order for a program to run. On it's own it may provide no functionality at all, it is leveraged by the code of other programs. Some examples would include Sliverlight, Java or the .NET Framework.