Hello all, I have been using VAJ for a year now and think I am going to used its GUI designer to save time (Swing is so long to develop). I know that the classes produced by the IDE must be independent from it. However, the graphic interface I have sketched is so simple that it might be better to build the swing by hand using the command pattern. What do you gouys think? ------------------ Greg Georges Sun Certified Java Programmer for the Java2 platform (SCJP)
<b>Greg Georges</b><br /><i>Sun Certified Java Programmer for the Java2 platform (SCJP)</i><br /><i>Sun Certified Java Developer for the Java2 platform (SCJD)</i>
I agree that any GUI builder tool will help you save time but if you are new to GUI development, I would advise against using any IDE. I strongly believe that these tools should be used only when you become an expert and know exactly what's going on behind the scenes. I have seen guys who develop screens on IDEs and later on when there is a requirement for some changes, they have no clue as they have no idea about what code needs to be changed. The generated code (with all the cryptic variable names, inner classess etc.) does not help much with learning the concepts involved. HTH, Paul. ------------------ SCJP2, SCWCD Resources, Free Question A Day, Mock Exam Results and More! www.jdiscuss.com Get Certified, Guaranteed! JQPlus - For SCJP2 JWebPlus - For SCWCD JDevPlus - For SCJD
Hi Greg, I think you can use IDE with sense. I mean it can be useful for throwing a GUI together, but there isn't to much "logic" behind this GUI. I mean you should consider how to use design patterns to make this generated code easily maintainable and understandable. Although, two years developing with Swing you must know about it. Br, Ban
Originally posted by Greg Georges: I have worked with swing for the last 2 years now, I must know every method available, loyout managers etc.. So, if I have much experience in swing you think I should use the IDE?
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Yeah, I guess you can use it. But ultimately it's only you who can tell if you are comfortable with the code generated by VAJ. If you are then use it otherwise don't. HTH, Paul. ------------------ SCJP2, SCWCD Resources, Free Question A Day, Mock Exam Results and More! www.jdiscuss.com Get Certified, Guaranteed! JQPlus - For SCJP2 JWebPlus - For SCWCD JDevPlus - For SCJD