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krishna anand
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Can anybody tell which is the Best Book for Learning & Mastering Swing Programming.
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Madhav Lakkapragada
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At javaranch.com, we maintain a BunkHouse where there is NO
TV and there are a stack of books. Take a stroll and checkout
the reviewes.

hth.
regds.
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mark stone
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there are about 6 books mentioned for swing and GUI, and have gone through their reviews...
But i would appreciate if someonce could tell me which book to buy. (i want to buy one or another second one to supplement)
If someone were to ask me about the books to prepare for scjp test, I would in addition to naming the books would tell him from my own experience which book fits which role.
Example:
RHE, KM and Bruce's Thinking in java
RHE:Robert/Heller/Ernest
KM: Khalid/Mughal
RHE: easy to read for beginner and understand
KM: goes deeper into each concept/topic. Complements RHE very well.
Thinking in java: not a first book on java. book is for further grasping the concepts in java.
and ofcourse when in doubt always refer to JLS.
JLS is a reference, not for learning purposes. ie concepts and language rules that you would need careful scrutiny.
(these are in my view, but the point is that instead of naming the books and i have provided more information about them as well)
So would some one let me know which swing book to go for. I need to be able to make interactive GUI, ie user inputs or clicks and GUI dispalys appropriate information.
Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:

At javaranch.com, we maintain a BunkHouse where there is NO
TV and there are a stack of books. Take a stroll and checkout
the reviewes.

hth.
regds.
- satya
 
shawn larkin
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"Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2"
this book has the best layout of information out of 4 + swing books I've gone through.
"Java Swing - by O'Reilly books"
Great book for detail on more advance Swing topics, such as building a Custom Look and feel and create custom components with there model and UIDelegates
 
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