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bad design ?

 
James Clarke
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Hi,

I am designing a client-server application that registers an object containing swing components with RMI registry for retrieval from the client side. The object containing the swing component will be remote and serialized...

The object will be retrieved from the client side and the swing components will be used for the GUI...

Is this bad design practice ? I am thinking that passing swing components over the network is a bad idea...

thanks,
J.C
 
Greg Fidster
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You'll be a lot happier designing it so the remote service passes only data. Let the client side decide how to present the data. Your Swing application will use JTables and such, but another application can use the same service and display the same data in html or some use it in a batch process. Even if you never ever have plans to use this data in any other view, this excercise will lead to better design (separation of responsibilities, MVC)
 
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