I am still in college and our syllabus is ancient. They forced us to make a mini-project using Java Swing and PostGreSQL last week. I did create an expense tracker app!
I was using Swing and used Netbeans's GUI Builder to create the Frames and Windows. It was surprising how easy it was to create things with it.
Then I wondered, why did we stop using GUI Builder to create Apps, I mean yes, there is BootStrap Studio, but that's just it. I don't see anything like that being used in the mainstream, to build frontend web apps, why is that?
Is the frontend so complicated that we have given up all hope of drag and drop editors?
Is this no longer possible?
Is this more time-consuming?
Have we gone backtracked and decided that it is easier to do things through code, instead of a GUI? We have been on this route before, correct?
I would love to know your thoughts!
Update - Before I published the post here, I sent a copy of it to my beloved CodingBlocks Slack Channel, these were some of the responses that I got. What do you think?
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