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Ayesha Bux
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Joined: Apr 21, 2004
Posts: 21
Hi,

As I am new to Swing I am looking for a cleary written book
(tutorial) with lots of examples.
which book is better Manning's (Swing book) or The Jfc Swing Tutorial: Guide to constructing GUI's(2 edition) by Kathy Walrath?

thanks!


MCSD,SCJP,SCJD,SCBCD.
Sharon Zakhour
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Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 10
Well, in my *completely* unbiased, professional opinion, I'd have to
say that The Swing Tutorial by Kathy Walrath et. al is the superior book.
Regards,
Sharon Zakhour
co-author, The Swing Tutorial
(otherwise known as et. al)
Ayesha Bux
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 21, 2004
Posts: 21
Thanks Sharon.

One more question.
Do you discuss design issues related with Swing programming?
Thanks in advance.
[ April 27, 2004: Message edited by: Ayesha Bux ]
Sharon Zakhour
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Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 10
As Kathy mentions in the The The Book and the "Proper" Way thread, this book doesn't really cover
the "right" way to write an app. This will be addressed but not in the
immediate future. As Kathy said, stay tuned on javadesktop.org.
Sharon Zakhour
Ayesha Bux
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 21, 2004
Posts: 21
thanks!
bas duijzings
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 83
if you are looking for design, read some design patterns book (very boring, i agree) but try to apply them in your design. Do not overdo this, but in the end you will see that your app is maintainable.
To be fair, the book is on swing, not on design. But from experience, the tutorial is very extensive and very good. I hope the book is as good.


have a nice one
Ayesha Bux
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 21, 2004
Posts: 21
if you are looking for design, read some design patterns book (very boring, i agree) but try to apply them in your design. Do not overdo this, but in the end you will see that your app is maintainable.
To be fair, the book is on swing, not on design. But from experience, the tutorial is very extensive and very good. I hope the book is as good.

Bas, thanks for the advice.
Richard Quist
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Joined: Feb 18, 2004
Posts: 96
Alan Cooper's book on UI design About Face is well worth reading. There's a newer version out too that I haven't read but suspect it would be as good if not better than the original.
It's not Swing specific - but it does discuss good designs/bad designs for application interfaces that can be implemented in most languages/frameworks.


Rich
SCJP 1.4
 
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