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Travis Roberts
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Quick question... I was thinking about purchasing this book.

It was written in 2006, but it's one of the few with a great rating. Would this book still work well for me or would I encounter a lot of changes working through examples?

Does anyone know a good book written recently? Preferrably with a Kindle edition.. ?
 
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Brian Cole
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I don't know anything about that particular book, but my advice would be not to worry too much about the 2006 publication date. Nine years is often too long for computer books, but Swing has changed little since then. By way of comparison, my book was published in 2002.

One could argue that only since the advent of Java8 last year have Swing idioms really been able to change, since conveniences like myButton.addActionListener(e -> System.out.println("foo")) are now available. (They could have updated Swing API to make some use of Java5 generics back in 2004, but they were very slow to act on this.) However I don't think there are any Java8-aware Swing books out there, though I haven't actually checked.
 
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