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The Sun Also Sets

Paul Kim on how Java desktop application development turned into such a convoluted mess:

It quickly became evident that the people involved from the JavaSoft side had little to no experience with OO and/or GUI programming. I realized that if these were the people in charge of implementing the GUI toolkit for a platform, then the project is going to be a mess. Various design discussions ensued with the people who didn’t have any real experience with OO programming or developing and shipping real desktop apps overriding those who did.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007