Showing Off Swing

I have liked Swing ever since I first used it. It makes far more sense than any of the Windows/GDI, X Windows, or Amiga UI work I had ever done in the past. It offers far more flexibility (often without a lot of pain) and I’ve never understood why anybody would be down on it other than because it has something of a learning curve associated with it. Nevertheless, it has gotten bashed because it is slow (I never thought so), ugly (can’t agree), or just not cool enough.
Both of the latter two perceptions, I won’t even refer to them as problems, are being addressed by people like Romain Guy who are working hard at technology demonstrations that show what Swing is really capable of and how cool and sexy it can be. If you want to see some pictures of the latest demonstration of what Swing is capable of, you can check out Aerith, a Very Cool Swing Demo. It features all kinds of 2D, 3D, and other effects to look like the latest thing from Apple.
Go there, check it out and maybe it’ll influence you to try something in Swing that you might not have otherwise considered.

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