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    Default Beginner question but not new to Java

    Hey guys,

    I have been programming in many different languages for a couple years now, so I am not completely new to Java or the programming mentality. But most of the programming that I have done, have been in school. Meaning that it just was applications that would run in the console of Eclipse or Netbeans, ect. I want to really start researching and looking into real Java applications. I want to learn all about the GUI aspect and turning my code into a run-able application. I know there is something called swing that creates a GUI, but is that what huge applications use? I know it is two separate questions, all about GUI, and how to get my program to be a run-able application, but any help is much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Beginner question but not new to Java

    Many have used Swing to create large applications, myself included. I would say that one can use it to produce serviceable GUI's. Consider checking out the Swing tutorial if you want to learn more.

    Having said this, much will depend on what type of application you are planning to produce. Again, if you want a serviceable desktop application, you can use Swing for this. If you want to create a web app, I'd use something different.
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    Default Re: Beginner question but not new to Java

    And if you want real fancy UIs, with visual effects and CSS skinning, go for JavaFX 2.

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    Default Re: Beginner question but not new to Java

    Thank both of you for your replies, I will definitely look into swing and javafx 2. @Fubarable - I probably will try to just produce destop apps, but just to learn a little, what would you suggest if I wanted to create a web app?

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    Default Re: Beginner question but not new to Java

    Quote Originally Posted by scottg View Post
    Thank both of you for your replies, I will definitely look into swing and javafx 2. @Fubarable - I probably will try to just produce destop apps, but just to learn a little, what would you suggest if I wanted to create a web app?
    I don't make them, so I'm not sure. But I'm pretty sure that while Java may be used on the back end, I don't think that it's used much on the client side (but again, this is way out of my area of expertise).

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