<pre>Author/s : Matthew Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev Publisher : Manning Category :Swing, AWT, and Graphics Review by : Thomas Paul Rating : 10 horseshoes</pre> Two years ago, the JavaRanch reviewer, Anmarie Ziegler, wrote this about the first edition: "Overall this is an excellent book, and I would recommend it for the intermediate to advanced Swing developer." The same can be said of the second edition of "Swing". This edition has been updated to bring it up to Java 1.4 with new examples, new components, and three new chapters. You should note that this book is not for beginners. If "threads", "anonymous classes", or "event handling" are foreign words to you then you should go over the basic Swing chapters in a Java intro book such as "Beginning Java 2" by Ivor Horton. If you consider yourself at least an intermediate Java programmer and are comfortable with the basics of the AWT and you want to learn Swing very well then you are ready for this book. The authors have written the Bible of Swing. This book covers not just the basics of Swing but goes beyond that to teach you how to build your own Swing components. The cover states that the book contains, "production quality code" and this is exactly what it contains. You will find no simple "Hello World" examples but instead demonstrations of how to make use of the real power of Swing. The coding samples you will find in this book are extremely detailed and well commented. If you want to learn how to be a competent Swing developer then you should get this book.
From Manning: ======================= MANNING PRESS RELEASE ======================= Manning Publications announces the release of: Swing Second Edition By Matthew Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev Foreword by James Gosling
Greenwich, CT - The second edition of Manning's bestseller, Swing, builds on the success of the first edition, thoroughly covering each Swing component with production-quality code examples. With over 400 pages of revised text and three new chapters, Swing Second Edition includes complete coverage of the many new and enhanced Swing features of J2SE 1.4. This reference and tutorial is written for those with an intermediate understanding of Swing. In the Foreword of the book, James Gosling, the "father" of Java, endorses the authors' approach: "I love the way they have gone beyond just laying out the APIs to covering issues about what makes a good user interface, and what makes an applications easy to understand and use." About the Authors - Matt Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev are co-founders of Santa Clara-based Recruitforce.com. Matt has four years' experience as a Swing engineer working on enterprise software and has written numerous contributions to Java books, magazines and academic publications. Pavel has 16 years of software development experience at both small and large companies such as Iona, i2 Technologies and Merrill Lynch. He is the co-author of four earlier Java books. Online Support of Swing Second Edition - Read sample chapters from Swing Second Edition or sign up to chat with the authors on their Author Online forum at www.manning.com/robinson2. Readers can access the complete text of the first edition, along with sample chapters and all examples from the second edition at the authors' website www.manning.com/sbe/.
Swing Second Edition By Matthew Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev Softbound, 912 pages, $49.95, February 2003 Ebook PDF, 6 MB, $24.97 ISBN 193011088X Manning Publications Co. ~ 209 Bruce Park Avenue ~ Greenwich ~ CT 06830 www.manning.com