Roman's demo on how to make use of the Swing Application Framework and Java Beans Binding in NetBeans
This is the kind of stuff I remember doing in Access, making it so easy to build simple database applications. It looks like Java, with NetBeans, is getting the same kind of functionality.
Great work, Swing and Matisse teams!
Every now and then a friend contacts me or hooks me up with someone saying they are interested in getting into high tech, particularly software. I have come to understand that because of open source, how you do this has completely changed since I got into the industry.
Here's a copy of an email exchange I had recently with someone asking how to get started...