Re: How to make my java applets more user friendly
On 8/19/2014 4:18 PM, Silvio wrote:
On 08/19/2014 10:03 PM, Arne Vajh?j wrote:
On 7/14/2014 12:36 PM, Thomas Richter wrote:
On 14.07.2014 14:11, Chris Uppal wrote:
But of course, there's no reason to suppose that control over the
whatever) is necessary to the survival of either Oracle or Java.
Exactly. Use has been found for java in multiple ways, but it's not the
desktop. JavaFX is just a stupid idea - it does not solve a single
problem java has.
The fact that JavaFX will not take over the desktop market, does
not make a newer and more modern GUI technology a stupid idea. One
just needs to adjust expectations.
I disagree. Since Java's future does not lie on the desktop I think
introducing JavaFX was merely disruptive. OTOH, Sun came up with it when
Flash and Silverlight made it look like a good idea. It should have been
ditched as soon as it became apparent that they too did not have a future.
For what is or has already been done with Java on the desktop Swing was
and is more than adequate. Now FX is just throwing people off and
pushing them in the wrong direction when they start new projects.
I do not agree with the idea that Java should not evolve outside
the area where its future lies (read: make the money).
Sure 99% or 95% (depending on whether you count Android as Java or not)
of Java development are within the server segment (usually Java EE).
But developers learning Java does not start learning Java EE. They start
making Java SE applications.
If they see the Java desktop GUI technology as being 10-15 years
outdated, then Java get the reputation of being outdated - also
known as "the new Cobol".
If SUN 6-7 years ago had been able to look into the future and seen
that RIA would be surpassed by "HTML5" and Android would become
the mobile device standard, then maybe they should just have
given Swing a major facelift instead of starting JavaFX.
Developers is also a limited resource within the Java SE team.
But SUN and everybody else could not see into the future. Adobe
invested in Flex. MS invested in Silverlight. And SUN/Oracle invested
Now we are where we are. And I think Java developers should be happy
that they got JavaFX. It is a a very nice framework. It will give
developers learning Java something modern that will not make them
think of Cobol. Those in the niche that actually do write Java desktop
apps get a new much better tool.
I definitely consider going JavaFX to be the right direction, *if* you
need to do a desktop app in Java.