Does your book talk about deployment and maintenance of the rich clients? I haven't worked much with Swing/AWT, but years ago I worked in VB and deployment and client configurations were always an issue. With web based apps I work on now there is usually not a problem with the client configurations. I know I'm a noob, so sorry if this is a stupid question.
posted 9 years ago
This is not a stupid question, not at all. Unfortunately our book does not tackle this issue. That said Java found a middle-ground with the Java WebStart technology which, in my experience, works really well. I highly suggest you to take a look at it.