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What is unique about this book?

Kapil Dev Tejwani
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Hi ranchers,
There are lot of books available then what is the USP of this book.
I am really interested , that's why was thinking that can we have a comparison of this with the other books available.


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Romain Guy
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Typical Swing and Java 2D books are basically a rewrite of the javadocs. Our book won't tell you that a JButton is a button (even though we will tell you in chapter 3 that drawLine() draws a line ;-).

Our book has three primary goals:
- Make you want to create very cool user interfaces
- Show you how to achieve cool user interfaces with Swing and Java 2D
- Give you all the tips and tricks we discovered during the past many years

So not only does the book gives you static and animated effects that are ready to be used in your own applications, it also gives you libraries and utilities to help you create your very own effects. It also gives you a deep understanding of how Swing and Java 2D manage to put pixels on the screen. This allowed use to explain many performance tips that require deep knowledge of Java 2D's internals.
Brian Cole
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Originally posted by Kapil Dev Tejwani:
There are lot of books available then what is the USP of this book.


Perhaps I have missed something, but which book is "this" book?


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Liyaquat Ali
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Joined: Nov 16, 2005
Posts: 156
The book in question is:-

Filthy Rich Clients

by

Chet Haase and Romain Guy


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Brian Cole
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Originally posted by Liyaquat Ali:
The book in question is:-

Filthy Rich Clients

by

Chet Haase and Romain Guy


Yes, I see that now, thanks to several other javaranch posts on the swing/awt/swt/jface forum. I remember attending a session of the same name at JavaOne 2006.

I was initially surprised at all the Filthy Rich posts here, but after finding this and this I guess it makes sense.
Chet Haase
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What is unique about this book?


  • A picture of Duke by the poolside on the cover?
  • A punny title that apparently doesn't translate well into French?
  • The sheer number of footnotes?


  • Chet.


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