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    Default Hello!

    Just a quick introduction.

    My name's Moray, and I've been programming for quite a few years, mainly using PHP for web based stuff, and C, or C++ for embedded stuff.

    I'm now learning java, so I can write some programmes that don't rely on a webserver, and aren't (too) platform specific.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Welcome. So you want to do client side applications basically. You'll be going for JavaFX then?
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    Default Re: Hello!

    Basically, yes. I'm currently using NetBeans, with Swing.

    I'm not exactly needing any fancy graphics, as most of the stuff I deal with involves lists of numbers/text, so I'm not sure if there's any benefit of me using FX.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    Well FX is actively developed, while Swing is not. But Swing works just fine, and there are numerous people in this forum who know it intimately.

    Word to the wise: stay away from the Netbeans visual editor, learn to build a GUI by hand until you know the API - by then you'll probably not even want to use the visual editor.
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    Default Re: Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    Word to the wise: stay away from the Netbeans visual editor, learn to build a GUI by hand until you know the API - by then you'll probably not even want to use the visual editor.
    Seconded.

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    Default Re: Hello!

    I have already hit a couple minor problems with NetBeans GUI builder, but it just involved finding the relative properties in amongst the property list.

    I will probably switch to Eclipse at some point, as I use that for doing all my embedded work, but I've been finding NetBeans pretty good to work with so far, and the ability to quickly build GUIs has been pretty good.

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