re: Which trend or advancement is being overlooked by most developers? VIEW POST

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re: What are the majority not thinking enough about? The efficiency of native desktop applications.
 

I'd say this is particularly important in certain environments where this efficiency is really needed. That would include a lot of stuff from gaming to manufacturing.

That's not to say you can't leverage both desktop and web applications. For example, a lot of the new stuff I'm working on (when not stuck in legacy town) uses web services for a lot of things but when I need to work with barcode readers, PLCs or scales, it has to be a desktop app running the show.

 

I'd say this is particularly important in certain environments where this efficiency is really needed.

I guess the difference between us that I think that efficiency is always important. Wasting your resources for inefficient software will degrade your computer performance, kill more forests because of the additional energy needed ;-) and, even worse, make you wait. A computer is a tool. Inefficient tools need to be replaced by more efficient tools until you can't notice a difference anymore.

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