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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Xebia RIA Framework Contest

Last year, I blogged about the Xebia Web Framework Contest where Struts 2, GWT, Wicket and MyFaces (JSF) were all used to develop the same applications. It seems they've done it again this year, comparing RIA frameworks (English translation) this time.

Five teams were formed, five frameworks have been selected:

  • Flex 3 Flex 3
  • Silverlight 2.0 beta 2 Silverlight 2.0 beta 2
  • Google GWT 1.5 Google GWT 1.5
  • Echo3 Echo3
  • JavaFX Preview SDK JavaFX SDK Preview

The number of teams is limited, the list of frameworks is also selected, and we have therefore necessarily set aside some frameworks that would have certainly had their place in the contest. Examples Ext JS, Yahoo! UI, Curl, XUL, ZK or OpenLaszlo. If you have experience on one of these frameworks, feel free to share in the comments on this article! [Read More »]

The winner? Flex - which doesn't surprise me a whole lot.

After this day, the Flex team, has clearly demarcated from its competitors. After two sprints of development and ownership, it could devote the third and final sprint to get rich quick and easy application, focusing only on the features and user experience. It is thanks to the wealth of high-level components, the wealth of documentation available and a maturity framework that the team has made the Flex application's most successful.

Good stuff - thanks Xebia!

Posted in Java at Oct 07 2008, 08:06:48 AM MDT 1 Comment
Comments:

Nice contest. But unfortunately it's really hard to find a "winner" with a non-real life application... At the beginning all is wonderfull, after 3 months (and a lot of marketing requests), the choosen framework no longer sounds good ... However, AFAIK, Flex rocks .... :-)

Posted by Benoit Guérout on October 07, 2008 at 11:09 AM MDT #

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