8u40 is released / SB

Tom Eugelink tbee at tbee.org
Thu Mar 5 08:46:25 UTC 2015

That fact that companies are willing to invest in those editors is great; I've coded for iOS and Android, but quickly stopped using the designers. Interesting is that there is no commonly used UI designer for Swing. There were some attempts, I believe NetBeans still has one, but I know of no project that uses them (that may be my shortcoming). For me they quickly get in the way.

The only exception being Flash, because there was no way around the UI editor. And I hated flash for it ;-)

On 5-3-2015 09:36, Tobias Bley wrote:
> But what about Xcode GUI design? Android Studio GUI designer? QT Designer? …
>> Am 05.03.2015 um 09:19 schrieb Tom Eugelink <tbee at tbee.org>:
>> My two cents would be that maintaining a UI builder is an awful lot of work, while I expect that a lot of programmers won't be using SB because it always has limitations. Either with complex layouts or custom controls. "Real" programmers probably use FXML directly or even just code it in Java. So the "return on investment" probably is fairly low and thus the resources can be much better spent on the core. IMHO.
>> On 5-3-2015 02:34, Mike Hearn wrote:
>>> I agree that SB is probably something that can be well maintained by the
>>> community at this point, especially with commercial backing from Gluon

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