Swing is dead, long live SWT
"JB" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Believe me: nothing could be further from the truth than this statement
>the Swing article:
>"I find it hard to believe that Swing cannot exceed performance requirements
>for the vast majority of applications. In my experience, Swing performance
>is more than adequate—it is the supporting code and architecture that is
>lacking." Best start "believing" Bradley, unless you're thinking there's
>a huge market out there for a "Hello World" app.
>Swing delivers such HUGE files to the client for any application of minimal
>sophistication and complexity, that it renders it virtually unusable. We
>know. We based an entire application suite on it and dropped it like a
>potato when the "hardware advances" didn't make a dent in the pitiful performance.
> We are absolutely cooking with our replacement COM/ASP architecture.
>Stay away from Swing.......you'll be doing yourself a big big favor.
I absolutely agree with what you say. We started off by using Swing for
our in-house development. The users hated it. It performed slowly and has
lots of bugs. Try using a hava app on dual monitors for instance.
Then we found Eclipse. This is a software development tool completely written
in Java. It's not just for java though as there a loads of tools for it.
The really cool thing with this is that it uses something called SWT.
The Standard Widget Toolkit was written by IBM when they hit a brick wall
with Swing. It is a pure java interface that uses the native operating system
to draw components.
All i can say is.... wow! We now have java apps that look and behave like
win32 C++ apps. The users cannot tell the difference. But the real benefit
is that if you run on Linux, the operating system calls will use Motif/GTK.
Your unchanged java app now looks like a real Linux program. The same also
goes for Solaris, AIX, MacOs, Pocket PC etc.
As far as we are concerned, this is the future for all our development.
Check it out, you will not be dissapointed.
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