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JavaFX vs Qt: What are the differences?
Developers describe JavaFX as "A Java library for building Rich Internet Applications". It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms. On the other hand, Qt is detailed as "A leading cross-platform application and UI framework". Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.
JavaFX and Qt are primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" and "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools respectively.
Brandtrack, Scrapinghub, and Testo are some of the popular companies that use Qt, whereas JavaFX is used by HyperSoft, CaseFleet, and Endeeper. Qt has a broader approval, being mentioned in 17 company stacks & 51 developers stacks; compared to JavaFX, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
Pros of JavaFX
Pros of Qt
- High Performance17
- Declarative, easy and flexible UI13
- Cross platform12
- Fast prototyping9
- Easiest integration with C++8
- Up to date framework8
- Multiple license including Open Source and Commercial6
- Safe 2D Renderer6
- Great Community Support5
- HW Accelerated UI4
- Game Engine like UI system4
- No history of broken compatibility with a major version3
- JIT and QML Compiler3
- True cross-platform framework with native code compile3
- Reliable for industrial use3
- Pure C++3
- Been using it since the 90s - runs anywhere does it all3
- Easy Integrating to DX and OpenGL and Vulkan2
- From high to low level coding2
- Open source1
- Learning Curve1
- Great mobile support with Felgo add-on1
- Native looking GUI1
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Cons of JavaFX
- Community support less than qt1
Cons of Qt
- C++ is not so productive4
- Lack of community support2
- Lack of libraries1
- Not detailed documentation1