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Carl Trusiak
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We are giving away four copies of "Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2", and the Author, John Zukowski, is on-line!
John was extremely helpful last week and he's back again
 
vaibhav punekar
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Hi,
Carl
It has been very quick turn of this forum again.So how do you decide in which forum the next "booksgiveaway" would be?Are you guys approached by booksellers or publishers or the authors themselves approach you.
It must be the unique practice by this site.Afterall "javaranch" community is commited to help other people.This is very good particularly in this material world where everybody is becoming more and more selfish.Kudos to you all guys.Please keep it up with acceleration.All the wishes to you all who are devoting for the cause of helping others.
I know it would be difficult to guage but would it be possible to distribute books according to the need as well as knowing income of each individual.My point is it would add to your cause of helpfulness by helping the needy people.You provide the ultimate online help I ve ever seen.And by "booksgiveaway" you are definitely adding to your cause.
 
Rebecca Mathew
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Hello All,
I donot know if I am fit for this forum, considering the fact that I have just passed the SCJP exam. And I love AWT . I intend to teach myself Swing.
John Zukowski, will your book be good for a beginner like me. Or I need to know more, before getting your book. If yes, well I am here to take it .
Could you advise me, in what kind of jobs Swing is most used. I would like to go in for jobs like that.
Your answer will really help.
Thanks
Rebecca
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danny crasto
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Hey,
Well I am still in school and i got a taste of swing just last semester and i have never looked back..swing is the the best thing since sliced bread...well this book would be a great help,
danny
 
John Zukowski
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Well, I could answer your question, but as I learned last week, messages in this thread don't qualify for the contest.... Though it seems Carl was a little shorter with his announcement this week....
If you're already comfortable with AWT, you should definitely transition over to Swing, as need requires. You won't need to use it for server-side programming, but its a big help on the client side. You won't need to extend the basic AWT components to add things you want, like an image button or support for multi-attributed text in labels, for instance. Swing is good for almost anything on the client. For applets, you have to be careful if you use it as it would require the Java Plug-in to run.
I think the book would be helpful for both the newbie to Swing and someone who has used it for a while, just not gotten too entrenched in it. Its a huge package (larger then all of Java 1.0), so its nice to have a book to help you out with the pieces you're not intimately familiar with.
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John Zukowski Author of "Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2" and "Java Collections"
 
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