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Blog Archive for eitan during July 2004

I've had the pleasure to work on a Swing application these recent months, and I'd like to share with you one of the main conclusions I've arrive at. It did take me a little time to gain fluency with the APIs. After all Swing is a fairly large API (over 600 classes). On the other hand, once that fluency is gained, developing in swing works out all right. Specifically one quickly realizes...
With 2604 classes in J2SE v1.4.2_05, one could say that J2SE is a large API. I mean, compared to other APIs, such as dom4j (153 classes) and hibernate (466 classes), J2SE is large. Of course, you'll argue: "this is not a fair comparison: J2SE is an aglomeration of multiple APIs, packaged together as one large bundle." One should instead compare dom4j and hibernate with APIs such as jdbc,...