Hi all, Just wanted to publicize the release of a new book on Java GUIs, (Wiley ed.)
It is the result of 5 years of work (more than 800 pages) covering the design and development of complex user interfaces in Java, discussing real-world OOP architectures, toolkits (Swing/SWT) and other related technologies (UI test tools, obfuscators, Java XML-based GUIs, etc.)
The book covers UI design, usability, OOP architectures, practical code samples and more..
Introduction Putting GUI Development into Context Introduction to User Interface Design Java GUI Design Recurring User Interface Designs Iterative GUI Development with Java Implementation Issues Code Organization Form-Based Rich Clients Web-Based User Interfaces J2ME User Interfaces Java Tools and Technologies Advanced Issues Rich Client Platforms The Personal Portfolio Application An Example OO User Interface An Example Ad-Hoc Component
App. Questionnaire for Evaluating Java User Interfaces A Questionnaire for Evaluating J2ME Applications
I reviewed several sections of the manuscript for this book, it's it's great. I'd love to see this book do well, because it improve the quality of Java user interfaces that people produce. I think this is news people working with Swing really should hear.
Mauro, I hope we will be able to arrange a promotion for this book. Come back any time and hang out here in the Saloon! [ February 19, 2006: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]
Gee guys.. What an awful post I wrote.. I am reading it now and it is just a plain, shameless plug. Sorry for that! (Actually this is typical of me.. spending 4-5 years working on something and then spending only 5 minutes for "PR".. BTW that's also why I moved out of consulting )
Anyway, it feels great to be back at the saloon (last book was in 2001, I guess) even if I am always coming here from time to time.. Almost needless to say is the great value you guys provide to the Java community.
Yes, definitely I will arrange a promotion deal with Wiley, although I am open to other suggestions / ideas as well. Promoting this book it's not a matter of royalties ( :roll: ) or career (I'm a FTE) to me, but a way to give back to the community.