This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Does the book deal with any swing issues like changing the appearance of buttons (shape, olour)? I already have the Manning Swing book (2nd ed). Would this one add much? is this an introductory or a more advanced book? ms
It covers customizing components in general, but not customizing buttons in particular. As for the level, I'd call it a beginner-to-advanced book that covers a lot of topics, but not usually in depth. More info is in my post in the Book Topics Covered topic. (I hope that link works.)