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I have a lot of experience developing web-based JEE solutions. Now I'm going to be developing a desktop application with Java for a change.
Any good resources (books) on Java desktop application development? One aspect is naturally Swing / whatever UI component technology you would be using. But that's not all, preferrably the book(s) should cover also things like
- starting / launching your application - recommended designs, ways of layering your application - unit testing, testing the UI layer - concurrency issues (using filesystem as data storage, preventing multiple applications from editing the same file) - ?
Basically all the stuff that is not so relevant in JEE world.
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Also, questions such as "which one should I use: Swing / SWT / JFace?" What qualitites of the system should the decision be based on?
Nope, no books like what you want. You'd have to buy 5+ books to get all that and it wouldn't be cohesive anyway. The best thing to do is start with the Swing Tutorial (skip the Netbeans part if you don't use Netbeans) and then ask questions here.
Unfortunately Java Desktop development has been ignored for the last 5 years.