Reply to post: Most vendors want to move away from graphical UI builders

Does the world need another cross-platform framework? Tough, here's JetBrains with Compose Multiplatform

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Most vendors want to move away from graphical UI builders

I can see how that argument might be made if you're wedded to the notion of a "reactive" UI that adapts to the characteristics of the individual devices: you can't offer a WYSIWYG UI builder when "WYG" is highly variable.

However, I think the whole "reactive" UI paradigm is largely wishful thinking. It's just about doable for phones and tablets, but your typical finger-stabbing UI would be frustratingly inappropriate on the desktop. And you need to approach the UI very differently for people with sensory or motor impairment.

Instead of trying to pretend that platform differences can be abstracted away, I'd be more convinced by an approach that acknowledged the need for a plethora of different UIs, but made it possible to implement them in a functionally-consistent way.

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