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java swing 1.2

 
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i was thinking about getting this book, but its a pretty old version
of java, would the difference in version really matter that much? Or could
I still pick up a lot of good swing techniques.

really what I'm asking is, would everything be depricated?

the book is by Eckstein, Robert / Wood, Dave / Loy, Marc
 
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It would still be good for learning Swing. Swing doesn't have a whole lot of deprecated methods, and the basic concepts haven't changed. A number of classes have been added since then, of course.
 
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I'd only get such a book if it was really, really cheap. Why not find a more up-to-date book?
 
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http://www.amazon.com/Java-Swing-Second-James-Elliott/dp/0596004087/ref=sr_11_1/103-3593829-8660616?ie=UTF8&qid=1176362400&sr=11-1

one of the authors (Brian Cole) regularly posts here - if you spot one of his
replies, ask for his opinion, I'm sure he'll give you an honest appraisal.

scroll down the amazon page to the reviews and you'll see a couple of familiar
javaranch names.

I would only consider buying it if it was in a 'bargain barrel'.
 
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I know very little about Swing. Can anyone tell me about a website where I can learn Swing online and in a less time? Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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The Java Tutorial: Creating a GUI with Swing
 
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Thanks Joe for pointing me to the right website. I was very confused about it. I have one more question. Do we alwalys need Swing or awt to work with Java applications for gui interface or there are some other technologies that can be used instead of Swing. Please let me know. I know Java and I am looking for a job in this area. So I want to know if I must need to know about Swing or there are some other alternatives to use with Java for the same purpose.
Thank you.
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There are other toolkits (like SWT, which is used by the Eclipse IDE), but AWT and Swing are the only ones that are widely used, and which are guaranteed to be available in every JRE installation. So until (and unless) you get to the point where you really dig down deep into GUI programming, concentrate on those two.
 
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Thank you very much for your quick and helpful response.
-Suman
 
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