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Swing by Matthew Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev

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<pre>Author/s : Matthew Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev
Publisher : Manning
Category : Swing, AWT, and Graphics
Review by : Thomas Paul
Rating : 10 horseshoes
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.

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From Manning:
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
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