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the java API wars...

...would seem to be ready to begin. Swing vs. SWT are first in line. For some reason IDEs are the battleground, although what's really at stake is the underlying target platform used by developers to deploy their applications.

Sun/IBM/et. al. should simply provide a two-way converter too from Swing to SWT (I know it's impossible to do a perfect one, but one that gets you close at least... something along the lines of a refactoring like IDEA or Eclipse provide) and so make transition between the systems easier, and let the best one win in the marketplace.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 20 2002 at 12:26 AM

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