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Paul Santa Maria
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Hi -
The first edition of "JFC Swing Tutorial" was really, really great! I much prefer books to on-line tutorials for "getting up to speed" on any topic of a complexity that requires more than a page or two (I can highlight, I can make notes, I can bookmark, I can more easily flip forwards and backwards, etc etc), the the first edition of "JFC" excelled at the breadth of material, the mix of short examples vs long examples vs explanatory sidebars that make books a preferred medium for a topic as big as JFC/Swing.
I'm curious - what's new in the Second Edition?
Thanx in advance .. PSM
 
Sharon Zakhour
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Hi there,
As I said in my welcome email, this edition updates the material from
release 1.2 to release 1.4 (with some info about 1.5). One thing I did
while we were working on the book was to go to amazon.com and review
all the constructive criticism that we received on the book and we
addressed quite a bit of it. We reorganized the book - we now have
the concepts chapters in front, with the reference material in back.
We added bleeding tabs to make information easier to find. I wrote new
sections on drag and drop and data transfer and the focus subsystem.
Kathy added a section on SpringLayout.
But, of course, if you go to amazon.com, the reviews there are actually
the reviews for the first edition, so it looks like nothing has happened
in the second edition. I emailed them about that, but nothing has happened.
<sigh>
Sharon Zakhour
 
Ayesha Bux
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this edition updates the material from
release 1.2 to release 1.4 (with some info about 1.5).


So this is the most up-to-date Swing book available.
[ April 27, 2004: Message edited by: Ayesha Bux ]
 
Kathy Walrath
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Originally posted by Ayesha Bux:

So this is the most up-to-date Swing book available.

I hadn't thought of it that way, but yep, it probably is.
 
Kathy Walrath
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Originally posted by Paul Santa Maria:
The first edition of "JFC Swing Tutorial" was really, really great! I much prefer books to on-line tutorials for "getting up to speed" on any topic of a complexity that requires more than a page or two (I can highlight, I can make notes, I can bookmark, I can more easily flip forwards and backwards, etc etc), the the first edition of "JFC" excelled at the breadth of material, the mix of short examples vs long examples vs explanatory sidebars that make books a preferred medium for a topic as big as JFC/Swing.

I forgot to mention: Thanks! It's great to hear that the book format worked well for you. I hope the new layout works as well or better.
 
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what info is added on 1.5 ? Or more specifically what is added to the swing in java 1.5
 
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