There is a interesting thread in http://www.theserverside.com/home/thread.jsp?thread_id=18661&article_count=45
My question is relavent, if you need to build a data entry oriented UI intensive/very interactive client App, will you use Java/Swing, or you still going to use PB or Delphi tranditional desktop tools? Will JBuild( or VisualCafe) requires more effort to build a client/server app than PB? You will use java app only when you have to talk to middile tier java app server?
I thought Flash MX are used for web based rich content app, competing with JSP,ASP etc. What about doing typical desktop app but need middle tier and back end DB support? Are PB, Dephi stuffs still out of dated in people's mind?