The death or rise of UI toolkits?

Back in the days of PCs and workstations we first had some platform specific UI libs, and then X11, Motif, Gtk+ Qt, Fltk, Fox etc. pp.

Mostly because people were tired of non-portable UI code, having to rewrite most of the App for each and every platform.

And today? Most devs are back to using platform specific code for UIKit, Android, WP8, … insanely sad :-/ Ok, they mostly just instantiate a WebView anyway, … ;-)

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