Preliminary results — Last chance to vote!

JAXenter survey: These are the most important UI technology trends of 2018

Dominik Mohilo
UI technology
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Our annual JAXenter survey will come to an end soon! We asked our readers what technologies they want to use this year and they have been diligently answering the questions we have prepared for them. There is still time to influence the outcome of our survey!

The JAXenter survey regarding your personal choices for the best technology trends of 2018 debuted on January 30, but there’s still time to influence this year’s trends!

Let us know which topics you would like to delve into this year!

SEE ALSO: JAXenter survey: These are the most popular programming languages of 2018 [Preliminary results]

Preliminary results: Most popular UI technologies

User interfaces make interaction with the underlying application possible for future users, and this seems a pretty important aspect for developers. In our annual survey, we asked which UI technologies our readers consider particularly important in 2018.

As of now, the clear winner is HTML5, which gathered a total of 76 percent — less than seven percent have little or no interest in it.

The next positions are occupied by JavaFX, Web Components, and Bootstrap — the latter is leading the pack, though, since 42.5 percent of the respondents have given it a thumbs up. Web Components ranked third with 34.5 percent and JavaFX only managed to inspire around a quarter of the participants in 2018.

We talked about the winners, now it’s time to talk about the losers — or the less fortunate technologies. Polymer failed to grab respondents’ attention, hence only 16.4 percent voted in its favor. There’s something interesting about it, though: 30 percent of the respondents simply couldn’t decide for or against this library, and Qt received the same treatment — 27.7 percent remained mum.

Swing is definitely not having this “problem” — three out of four respondents voted against it, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP), SWT and Eclipse RCP aren’t any better. Well over 50 percent of the respondents consider these three technologies to be absolutely uninteresting.

Last chance to participate!

You still have a chance to influence the outcome of our annual survey.

If you want to have your say in the final results of the JAXenter survey about this year’s technology trends, vote now. Your opinion matters!

Dominik Mohilo
Dominik Mohilo studied German and sociology at the Frankfurt University, and works at S&S Media since 2015.

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