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Re: Graphic programming in Scala...?

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Michel Daviot
Joined: 2011-12-27,
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An option I'm seriously looking at at the moment is Scala + Vaadin.
I'm hosting it on Google Appengine for free.
At the moment it works fine, but i'm still learning Vaadin.
Working sample here :  https://github.com/tyrcho/Le-compte-est-bon The GUI is still very rough ...

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 16:50, Trond Olsen <trond [at] steinbit [dot] org> wrote:
My personal belief is that you should target the web browser. It's all still a bit immature unfortunately. Swing seems like a step backwards in my opinion. The only "client-side application" web-based frameworks I know of is Lift and Scala+GWT. Lift is intimately tied to the server. Scala+GWT I know only by name. The way I've done it is to only rely on javascript + standard plugins for client-side programming and web-services for server communication. Don't know of client-side gui through Lift/GWT is scalable beyond standard forms etc.

On 25 December 2011 15:16, Dinotzar Tzar <dinotzar [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:
A not very well-researched and a bit fluffy question: Is there any future for graphic programming in Scala?

Scala's Swing library seems promising, but appears dormant (?) rather than actively developed.
I've seen references to reactive graphical programming, but these efforts seem a bit sketchy so far.

I ask because I'm a lousy GUI programmer, who needs help from a good library not to mess things up completely. (Maybe what I'm looking for is some rich, yet simple,  web based GUI stuff for Scala :)

I would imagine that Scala could be a wonderful place for graphic development, but there seems to be little interest in this topic (just consider the ratio of e.g. Scala Swing related questions on the mailing lists).

D.






Naftoli Gugenheim
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Re: Graphic programming in Scala...?
Cloudbees also has free plans, and is not so limited like AppEngine. There are other similar PAASs.

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 2:34 AM, Michel Daviot <michel [at] daviot [dot] info> wrote:

An option I'm seriously looking at at the moment is Scala + Vaadin.
I'm hosting it on Google Appengine for free.
At the moment it works fine, but i'm still learning Vaadin.
Working sample here :  https://github.com/tyrcho/Le-compte-est-bon The GUI is still very rough ...

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 16:50, Trond Olsen <trond [at] steinbit [dot] org> wrote:
My personal belief is that you should target the web browser. It's all still a bit immature unfortunately. Swing seems like a step backwards in my opinion. The only "client-side application" web-based frameworks I know of is Lift and Scala+GWT. Lift is intimately tied to the server. Scala+GWT I know only by name. The way I've done it is to only rely on javascript + standard plugins for client-side programming and web-services for server communication. Don't know of client-side gui through Lift/GWT is scalable beyond standard forms etc.

On 25 December 2011 15:16, Dinotzar Tzar <dinotzar [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:
A not very well-researched and a bit fluffy question: Is there any future for graphic programming in Scala?

Scala's Swing library seems promising, but appears dormant (?) rather than actively developed.
I've seen references to reactive graphical programming, but these efforts seem a bit sketchy so far.

I ask because I'm a lousy GUI programmer, who needs help from a good library not to mess things up completely. (Maybe what I'm looking for is some rich, yet simple,  web based GUI stuff for Scala :)

I would imagine that Scala could be a wonderful place for graphic development, but there seems to be little interest in this topic (just consider the ratio of e.g. Scala Swing related questions on the mailing lists).

D.







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