A while back I posted a question about the best approach or framework to use when building a rich client. That conversation took an interesting turn and became a discussion about whether to use tools when first starting out or hand coding. I basically landed on hand coding so that I could get a better idea of how things work. It has been a slow, but rewarding process. So now that I *think* I have my head wrapped around most of the basics I was wondering if there were some hand coded templates for Swing Windows, JPanels, etc.? I kind of have one started, but I do not think it is very robust or covers everything that it should, like error handling, which I am still slowly working my way through.