Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Feb 2009 15:47 UTC, submitted by Jarle Anfinsen
Qt According to a recent announcement, Nokia/Qt Software has decided to discontinue the development of Qt Jambi after the March 2009 release of version 4.5. Jambi is a Java version of the popular Qt toolkit. The library will be made available under the LGPL license, and Qt Software will host and facilitate a community driven continuation of Jambi.
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RE[3]: Not unexpected
by Lobotomik on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 07:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not unexpected"
Lobotomik
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For the typical mass-market desktop app, you're likely right. It is not the fastest and leanest, it looks the ugliest and integrates the poorest! But there's a lot more to Java than that, which is missing from the C++ ecosystem. Bare Java+SWING is a platform comparable in breadth to c++/Qt, but there are very, very many ultra-high level libraries and extensions which make Java the chosen language for complex software engineering, possibly far ahead of C#.

There's libraries and subsystems for 3D, graphs, database, object persistence, remote invocation, collaboration, documentation, modelling, web server, scientific programming, scripting languages... A lot of the available stuff is so special that it is very difficult just to understand what it is for! Just take a tour of the projects in the Apache foundation: it is dizzying!

And now comes JavaFX (which might be DOA) and Android, which looks like a revolution in the making.

In all, learning Java is an e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y sound investment, even if you don't like the language, which, by the way, is a lot faster an leaner than it used to be, and should get better.

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