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What's the most interesting development platform for you?

Survey period: 2 Mar 2015 to 9 Mar 2015

May you always develop on an interesting platform.

OptionVotes% 
Traditional desktop applications56465.05
Web applications / services45252.13
Convertibles / Two-in-ones / All-in-ones505.77
Smartphones23927.57
Wearables (watches, glasses, health monitors etc)606.92
Developer platforms such as Facebook and Salesforce apps,323.69
Mainframes283.23
Connected Devices, industrial (eg smart cities, infrastructure)11713.49
Connected Devices, Consumer (Smart TVs, Home automation)778.88
Single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi, Edison etc.17820.53
Other677.73
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralRe: Again we need to work on ....Traditional desktop applications! Pin
Alex Sanséau2-Mar-15 22:13
MemberAlex Sanséau2-Mar-15 22:13 
There is still room for desktop application, mostly for heavy lifting applications such as editing (image editing, video editing, publishing....), but I would also tend to say that most desktop applications should move to the web. Let me answer your concerns one by one:

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-why require your app to be used from internet?


Deployment is the key answer: deploy your application to your web server and everyone in your organisation can use it. No need to deploy to each desktop. Also, the larger the organisation, the more likely there will be desktops with a slightly different configuration and for whatever reason the application/installation won't work correctly on their desktop.

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-what about security concerns when data is online?


Whether this is a desktop application or a web application, I'm sure you store data in a database, so same security concerns are shared between desktop and web applications (online doesn't necessarily mean in the cloud).

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-desktop applications just have different UI/and different feel when interacting with them


HTML5, CSS3 and frameworks like AngularJS have gone a long way and there's now more and more modern web applications with a desktop look and feel.
Alex Sanseau

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Alex Sanséau5-Mar-15 3:10
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Daniel Pfeffer2-Mar-15 21:21
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