Re: Swing Application Framework Dead

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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:55:12 -0500
On 3/4/2012 1:58 PM, Jeff Higgins wrote:

On 03/04/2012 11:27 AM, Jan Burse wrote:

Well one could opt for heavy frameworks such
as Eclipse etc..

What metrics describe the weight of an application framework?

De facto:

lightweight = our product
heavyweight = competitors product

What it should be:

You have already gotten a couple of suggestions for:

weight = level of functionality = level of complexity

I am not sure that this "absolute" measurement is
what people typical see as semantics.

I think that a "relative" measurement fits better:

weight = level of functionality or complexity provided / level of
functionality or complexity necessary to support

Let me clarify with an example:

I consider a Java library with methods implementing
10000 mathematical function with no dependencies to
be lighter than a Java component exposing only 3 methods that require:
* an EJB container
* a message queue
* an Oracle database (due to some PL/SQL SP bing used)


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