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Blog Archive for joshy during February 2006

Often times when you are building an application you need to hook multiple components together in such a way that when one component changes others must do something. When you are building custom components there is often the temptation to build a custom set of listeners to go along with it. This seems like good component etiquette; after all this is how most of the javax.swing.* components are...
By now you've probably all read one of a slew of blogs that discuss the new Mustang beta available here . But of course this is old news because you've already been downloading the weekly builds from here right? :) Okay, enough of the linkage. As a relatively new member of the Swing team I don't have much to add, but I will say that we've put a lot of improvements into the the Windows Look and...
Just a quick note to let you know that I've got a new article up about SwiXml. SwiXml is an open source library for building Swing GUI layout using XML instead of code (ie: the evilness that is GridBagLayout). In the article you'll learn what you need to get started using it and how it works. Check it out and let me know what you think. Also let me know what other articles you'd like to see....
I know it's been quite a while since I've written anything. I've been busy with quite a few project and I'll have some cool stuff to share soon. In the meantime I thought I'd show you an interesting tidbit I discovered in Matisse and Netbeans. I've recently begun using Matisse for all of my GUI building tasks and overall I'm pretty pleased. I can quickly whip up dialog boxes and basic layouts...