Rebel Without a Pause
The last few times we heard from blogger Simon Morris, he was breaking down Rich Internet Application philosophies into browserism, neo-desktopism, and pragmatic neo-desktopism, then following up by decoupling the social and RIA aspects of "Web 2.0". He returns today with an interesting question about just who's going to be able to write any of this stuff going forward. He worries about The Lost Generation, which is:
If this is the new world-view of the young programmer, then how well can they pick up on full-blown desktop GUI frameworks, like Swing? Simon says that Swing and JavaFX offer the best balance between traditional desktop richness and RIA cross-platform goodness, but the question is whether the next generation can hack it:
So what do you think? Do you agree that today's kids need to get right with
GridBagLayout if they know what's good for them, or are they following a different path for a good reason?
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