Java desktop links of the week, December 6

A very quiet week this week, with only four links to talk about. Let’s just get into it 🙂

Swing

  • Mark Fortner blogs about ‘If not Swing, then what?‘. In this post he discusses what he believes the necessary features of a UI toolkit are, or as he puts it “So it really boils down to this: How can I create a UI that looks good, but doesn’t require me to exercise the aesthetic part of my brain?  What would the basic requirements be for such a framework?”
  • Gerrit Grunwald recently presented at the Java User Group of Dusseldorf on ‘Graphical rich components‘. You can view the slidedeck, and he also has a webstart link to start a test app he uses to test his Steel Series library.
  • A number of people emailed me this week about the J7Goodies product, a commercial library from Strixcode. From the webst get into it 🙂

    Swing

    • Mark Fortner blogs about ‘If not Swing, then what?‘. In this post he discusses what he believes the necessary features of a UI toolkit are, or as he puts it “So it really boils down to this: How can I create a UI that looks good, but doesn’t require me to exercise the aesthetic part of my brain?  What would the basic requirements be for such a framework?”
    • Gerrit Grunwald recently presented at the Java User Group of Dusseldorf on ‘Graphical rich components‘. You can view the slidedeck, and he also has a webstart link to start a test app he uses to test his Steel Series library.
    • A number of people emailed me this week about the J7Goodies product, a commercial library from Strixcode. From the website: “J7Goodies is a Java library that provides Windows 7 features like jump list, taskbar thumbnails, thumbnail toolbar and more, the Java way. It integrates seamlessly with existing Swing applications by using Java

2 thoughts on “Java desktop links of the week, December 6”

  1. J7Goodies looks great, shame its quite expensive for my current project. Maybe someone will be inspired to create a open source version.

    1. @Zammbi: if you need a personal license for a non-commercial project or for an open source project, then please contact us. We are going to donate a few licenses to the best open source projects.

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