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How much change of swing since 1999

 
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Hello,

How much change of swing since 1999?

How about this book:
Graphic Java 2, Volume 2, Swing (3rd Edition) (Sun Microsystems Press Java Series) (2 Book Set) by David Geary (Paperback - Mar 22, 1999)

Any other good book to learn swing?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Hi Sarah,
I liked Core JFC by Kim Topley.
But I also think the Creating a GUI with JFC/Swing trail of the Java Tutorial is also very good.

Good Luck,
Avi.
 
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Thanks, Avi.

Is there anyone answer my first question

how much change of Swing since 1999?

Thanks.
 
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Originally posted by sarah Marsh:
how much change of Swing since 1999?

Thanks.



Depends on what aspect of Swing you are talking about. As far as the API I don't believe anything significant has changed. You can probably go hunt down change logs from Sun if you are really interested in such things. And the API is always available online to go look at.

There have been some nice improvements made to Swing in Java 1.5 and 1.6 although they are more at the VM level than the API level. There have also been improvements made in the Swing framework arena. Although it is not about your question specifically I do link to the major players in this area in the following article:

http://www.greggbolinger.com/blog/2008/09/25/1222372800000.html

Layout Management has also improved significantly, IMO, and again I link to a couple of libraries in my article. The following blogs are also good reads regarding Swing.

http://www.pushing-pixels.org/
http://www.curious-creature.org/
http://www.jroller.com/aalmiray/

And doing a Search for Swing at DZone returns some useful articles.
 
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