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AWT or Swing first

Ray Marsh
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Swing classes inherit from AWT classes, correct?
Should one start with Swing or learn the basic AWT functionality first? One book I read "Java Application Strategies for the AS/400" took some time with the AWT classes and stated that knowledge can be built upon, when you start to study Swing.
As with most people, time is a precious commodity. Which path is recommended, take the time to learn AWT or jump right into Swing?

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Matt Robinson
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Joined: Apr 30, 2001
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If you are a real beginning to all this I would check out Steven Gutz's "Up to Speed with Swing". Its very quick and doesn't give you any detailed or advanced knowledge, but its true to its title.
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David Freels
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I would learn AWT first and then proceed to learn Swing.

David
Vishakha Ahuja
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I agree with David.
AWT is easy to learn and then you can add the swing functionality to AWT.
Ray Marsh
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Thanks a lot. I'll start with AWT.
Andy Jack
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David Freels wrote:I would learn AWT first and then proceed to learn Swing.

David


Can someone answer this for me - why do I need to learn AWT first to learn swing ? Are they really that closely related ?


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Paul Clapham
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You don't. That might have been good advice in 2001 (you did notice the date of the thread, right?) but it isn't good advice now.
Bear Bibeault
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More good advice from 2001: buy stock in Pets.com!


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Michael Dunn
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> Pets.com

another Hugh Hefner company?
Andy Jack
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Bear Bibeault wrote:More good advice from 2001: buy stock in Pets.com!


Brilliant !!!
Andy Jack
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Michael Dunn wrote:> Pets.com

another Hugh Hefner company?


This company, i love :) Outstanding !!!
 
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