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Report: Swing is the dominant GUI Toolkit - beating Eclipse SWT and .NET WinForms

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asj
I have to honestly say I was flabbergasted by this report. Obviously, I
have no problems asserting that Java is #1 in the enterprise (JEE), or
in the mobile space (JME), and I do know it's made good strides on the
desktop, with popular apps like Azureus, Limewire, and others leading
the way.

But never in a million years did I imagine this. Swing? I thought SWT
actually would beat Swing handily!

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Evans Data Corporation has reported that Swing is the dominant GUI
Toolkit for Northern American developers. "Java Swing with 47% use, has
surpassed WinForms as the dominant GUI development toolkit, an increase
of 27% since fall 2004."

http://weblogs.java.net/blog/hansmul...ial_swing.html

May 24 '06 #1
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> Evans Data Corporation has reported that Swing is the dominant GUI
Toolkit for Northern American developers. "Java Swing with 47% use, has
surpassed WinForms as the dominant GUI development toolkit, an increase
of 27% since fall 2004."


Where does plain win32 programming (not .Net) fit into this picture? Is
that related to WinForms? I would have guessed it to be the dominant
toolkit, but I wouldn't mind being wrong on that point.
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Morten
May 24 '06 #2

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asj

Morten Alver wrote:
Where does plain win32 programming (not .Net) fit into this picture? Is
that related to WinForms? I would have guessed it to be the dominant
toolkit, but I wouldn't mind being wrong on that point


i don't know honestly...i would assume so too. i'll see about getting
more info on that study. The quote. although direct, was from a
Pro-swing site.

*Posted while waiting for the library to open at 9 using Opera Mini
Java browser on a Nokia 9300.

May 24 '06 #3

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