First time accepted submitter waslap writes "I have a leading role at a small software development company. I am
responsible for giving guidance and making decisions on tool usage
I find the task of choosing frameworks to use within our
team, and specifically UI frameworks, exceedingly difficult. A couple of
years back my investigation of RIA frameworks lead me to eventually
push for Adobe Flex [adobe.com] as the UI framework of choice for our future web
development. This was long before anyone would have guessed that Adobe would abandon the Linux version of Flash. I chose Flex
mainly for its maturity, wealth of documentation, commercial backing, and
the superior abilities of Flash, at a time when HTML 5 was still in the early stages of planning. Conversely, about 15 years ago I made a switch to Qt for desktop applications and it is still around and thriving. I am trying to understand why
it was the right choice and the others not. Perhaps Qt's design was done so well that it could not
be improved. I'm not sure whether that assessment is
cannot find a sound decision-tree based on my experiences to assist
me in making choices that have staying power. I hope the
esteemed Slashdot readers can provide helpful input
on the matter. We need a set of fail-safe axioms"
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