I have been searching for a good open source swing framework that allows a developer to jump start a Swing project. A basic Swing Starter Application that gives a solid structure to build the application.
I came across the JGoodies site and bought the developer license for it. It looks very promising. Another great project is the Spring Rich Client Project, the latest release is 0.1.0. This is very cool project and brings the Spring flavor to Swing development with Dependency Injection, Inversion of Control etc.
Most of the books on swing have toy application examples that does not really show how to develop real-world Swing applications. The best book that I have on Swing is the JavaLive by Scott Delab.
Please share your experiences on frameworks that makes Swing development easy and any good books that you have read.
Check out the Spring Rich Client site, it is a very young project and there are hardly any tutorials online.