[clug] CLUG meeting 25 September 2003
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Sun Sep 28 23:04:03 EST 2003
Sam Couter wrote:
> I use Java Swing, no GUI builder tools, and I can build a GUI as quick
> as I can using Visual Basic, with far less frustration and end up with
> a better-behaved program. GUI programming without a GUI builder isn't
> hard with a decent toolkit.
Ah. Similar to what I discovered recently - that writing SQL is
actually much easier without a GUI designer (provided you have syntax
highlighting and/or tab completion etc) since you are not constrained by
the limitations of the visual representation that the GUI's author has
Thank you very much for this post. Despite my similar experience with
SQL, I was only just beginning to wonder if my search for a good GUI
designer was misplaced. A imagine that a good IDE (with syntax
highlighting, debugging etc) is still highly desirable though.
 This may of course vary from person to person. I personally think
in abstract (majored in Algebra at Uni) but someone who thinks in a more
visual/concrete fashion may be better of with a GUI designer.
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