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New Desktop Projects, pure swing or ?

 
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It's been a while since I've looked at java desktop app's but looking into seeing what the current trends are these days and whats hot, and whats not.

Anyone any recent experience creating new projects and picking up a framework e.g. Springs RCP, or is vanilla swing the norm?

I had a look at website earlier for a product called cezenne, which certainly makes swing app's look very modern, although I believe it's just a look and feel, not a framework as such.

 
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One combination I've been itching to try is Griffon with a RESTful Grails app on the back end. About a year ago I was working on a project that we "thought" needed to be a desktop app and I looked into a lot of different possibilities and Swing with a handful of helpful API's seemed to work best. We've since then gone full web based, however.
 
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Thanks Gregg, I'll take a look at that. Actually I've heard the name a few times but never followed up on it.

 
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:...We've since then gone full web based, however.



What do you mean by this? JSP? JSF? Velocity? PHP?
 
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pete stein wrote:

Gregg Bolinger wrote:...We've since then gone full web based, however.



What do you mean by this? JSP? JSF? Velocity? PHP?



Grails + jQuery + lots of Ajax.
 
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I find myself using GWT for web based UI. For me, the power of GWT is swing like coding. Lot of GWT derived flavors exist (like smart gwt) which can be easily adapted. You can also easily plugin to any other google api like google charts or google app engine.
 
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