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Java client app framework?

Is there an application framework for creating heavy-weight Java apps?  Something along the lines of MFC perhaps?  I hate reinventing the wheel, and so would sure like to use someone else's.

Thomas
Monday, January 20, 2003

Check out the SWT:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-SWT-Design-1/SWT-Design-1.html

It was created by IBM as part of the Eclipse Project and provides "native widget functionality".

Also, see this post:  http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=3330

Justin Van Patten
Monday, January 20, 2003

Or if you want to use the "standard" Swing components, download the Netbeans platform from www.netbeans.org.  Much the same idea, a modular framework, originally designed for making an IDE, but which can be applied to most sorts of app. 

Baz
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Naked Objects looks very interesting, you can get fully working apps running *very* quickly:

http://www.nakedobjects.org/

Neil E
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

I would not call Naked Objects a "Client app framework". "Raw domain model viewer/editor" sounds more appropriate.

GUI developer
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

True... I just finished the book and was feeling evangelical.

Neil E
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

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