DevExpress Universal vs. Oracle Java SE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DevExpress Universal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
DevExpress Universal is a suite of all DevExpress .NET products and controls.N/A
Oracle Java SE
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Java SE is a programming language and gives customers enterprise features that minimize the costs of deployment and maintenance of their Java-based IT environment.N/A
Pricing
DevExpress UniversalOracle Java SE
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DevExpress UniversalOracle Java SE
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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DevExpress UniversalOracle Java SE
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Small Businesses
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
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GraalVM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
GraalVM
GraalVM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
GraalVM
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
DevExpress UniversalOracle Java SE
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(32 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(19 ratings)
User Testimonials
DevExpress UniversalOracle Java SE
Likelihood to Recommend
DevExpress
When you want to display spreadsheet based reports, it's really convenient as it has everything out of the box.
If you have very basic components like combo boxes or lists, there is hardly a point in using such a large component set.
In the end, it's a matter of finding a good balance between functionality and complexity.
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Oracle
Oracle Java SE is well suited to long-running applications (e.g. servers). Java Swing (UI toolkit) is now rather outdated, lacking support for modern UI features. JavaFX, the potential replacement for Swing, has now been separated out of Java core. Ideally, there would be a path to migrate a large application incrementally from Swing to JavaFX, but due to different threading models and other aspects, it is difficult. At this point, it is probably better to use an embedded web browser (e.g. JxBrowser) to provide a modern UI in HTML/Javascript and keep just the business logic in Java.
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Pros
DevExpress
  • Handle large and complex datasets using its table widget (DataGrid)
  • Handle large and complex hierarchical datasets using its tree table widget (TreeList)
  • Customize widget to fulfill advanced requirements such as adding a complex grid inside a grid cell
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Oracle
  • Plenty support built into the tool and IDE like Maven, Ant, Eclipse, IntelliJ.
  • Strong object-orientation language and clear project structure.
  • Wrapper underlines hardware and memory management so the developers can focus on business and implementation.
  • It offers a huge library and framework support from third-parties and the community.
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Cons
DevExpress
  • Documentation could be improved
  • Better examples of code in languages other than C
  • Better wizards for building applications
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Oracle
  • Commercial Licensing in 2019. Oracle will charge commercial organizations using Java SE for upgrading to the latest bug fixes and updates. Organizations will now need to either limit their implementation of Java SE or may need to drop it altogether.
  • Slow Performance. Due to the all of the abstraction of the JVM, Java SE programs take much more resources to compile and run compared to Python.
  • Poor UI appearance on all of the major GUI libraries (Swing, SWT, etc.). Through Android Studio, it is easy to get a native look/feel for Java apps, but when it comes to desktops, the UI is far from acceptable (does not mimic the native OS's look/feel at all).
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Usability
DevExpress
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Oracle
The language is fluent and has good support from a number of open source and commercial IDEs. Language features are added every 6 months, although long-term service releases are only available every 3 years. It would be nice if some of the older APIs were depreciated with more pressure to move to the new replacement APIs (e.g. File vs. Path), but transitions to new features are generally well implemented.
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Support Rating
DevExpress
No answers on this topic
Oracle
Java is such a mature product at this point that there is little support from the vendor that is needed. Various sources on the internet, and especially StackOverflow, provide a wealth of knowledge and advice. Areas that may benefit from support is when dealing with complex multithreading issues and security libraries.
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Alternatives Considered
DevExpress
DevExpress Universal controls are much simpler to use, implement and customized as compared to Kendo. Learning curve for telerik is high, though level of customization that can be achieved with telerik exceeds that of DevExpress Universal. Found DevExpress Universal community support to be better then its competitors. License cost is also a wining bar here.
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Oracle
Chose to go with Java instead of Python or C++ due to the expertise on the ground with the technology, for its ease of integration with our heterogeneous setup of production servers, and for the third party library support which we've found was able to address some challenging aspects of our business problem.
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Return on Investment
DevExpress
  • It is good for asp.net application and it takes less time in development which we used two years back.
  • We have stopped with these tools when clients were asking applications to be built in angular or react. We have switched to Kendo.
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Oracle
  • The different versions make it harder to work with other companies where some use newer versions while some use older versions, costing time to make them compatible.
  • Licenses are getting to be costly, forcing us to consider OpenJDK as an alternative.
  • New features take time to learn. When someone starts using them, everyone has to take time to learn.
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