|Up to Speed with Swing, 2nd Edition
User Interfaces With Java Foundation Classes
1999 | 560 pages
|$32.95||Softbound print book|
Now in its Second Edition, Up to Speed with Swing is for you if you want to get on the fast track to Java Swing. The second edition has been extensively updated to cover Java 1.2 with additional code examples and illustrations.
Guided by a master programmer who writes Java for a living, you'll learn Swing from the insider's point of view. Up to Speeed with Swing has one purpose: to save you time mastering Swing. From the basics of Swing to creating a custom look and feel, or from the Model View Controller (MVC) architecture to optimizing your Swing code, this tutorial gives you an understanding of the big picture as well as the experience of working through detailed examples.
Here is some of what's inside:
- Cascading menus
- Trees and tables
- Chrome menus
- Advanced scrolling
- Custom border classes
- Combo boxes
- Checkbox and radio button items in menus
- Tool tips
- Popup menus
- Tabbed panes, scrolling panes, and directory panes
- Split and layered panes
- Toggle buttons, check boxes, and radio buttons
- Passwords and password fields
- Progress bars
- Scroll bars and sliders
- Dialogs and internal frames
- Color and file choosers
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THIS BOOK...
"This book jump-starts both new and advanced programmers on Swing
-- and the Swing state of mind."
--Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java Computing Engineer, Asyres
"A great book. ...very comprehensive and lives up to its title."
--David Anderson, Consultant UI Designer, Singapore
"Does excellent justice to Swing. I recommend it."
--Jaideep Baphna, Senior Software Developer, Dataware Technologies, Inc.
"...recommended for both programmers new to Swing and to those who need the latest info about it."
--David Karr, Software Engineer, GTE Network Management Organization
"...key features of Swing, like Lists, Tables and Tree views are covered very well."
--Michael Neylon, University of Michigan
ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
Steven Gutz has been developing software for over 13 years, most recently focusing on the advantages of the Java programming language for platform independent user interface development. He has written countless applications for the atomic energy, laser, and communications industires. His earlier book for Manning is TCP/IP Programming for OS/2
Chapters 3 and 10 of Up to Speed with Swing are available here in Portable Document Format (PDF); you need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software to view them. You may download Acrobat Reader here.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
The first edition of Up to Speed With Swing by Gutz was reviewed on the "Association of C & C++ Users Book Reviews" web site (www.accu.org):
"This book presents a thorough introduction and reference to Swing (why to use it, how to use it, how to optimize it, etc.). The explanations are clear and concise and there are plenty of sample programs (available from a web site). Recommended for the professional developer and as a student text in an HCI module."
Source CodeAll the source code from Up to Speed with Swing is contained in single zip archive, size 872 kilobytes. Free unzip programs for most platforms are available from Info-Zip.
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