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Filthy Rich Clientsrefers to ultra-graphically rich applications thatoozecool. They suck the user in from the outset and hang on to them with a death grip of excitement.Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java™ Applicationsshows you how to build better, more effective, cooler desktop applications that intensify the user experience.
The keys to Filthy Rich Clients are graphical and animated effects. These kinds of effects provide ways of enhancing the user experience of the application through more attractive GUIs, dynamic effects that give your application a pulse, and animated transitions that keep your user connected to the logical flow of the application. The book also discusses how to do soeffectively,making sure to enrich applications in sensible ways.
In-depth coverage includes
Code examples illustrate key concepts, and the book’s companion Web site,http://filthyrichclients.org, includes extensive demos, utility libraries, additional information on related technologies, and more.
Informal, fun, and, most of all, useful, this book is great for any developer working with Java to build desktop applications.
Chet Haase is a client architect in the Java SE group at Sun Microsystems. Passionate about graphics, he works with all desktop Java technologies, including Swing and Java 2D. He’s worked with graphics technologies from 2D to 3D and from applications down to the driver level. Chet holds an M.S. in computer and information sciences from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in math from Carleton College.
Romain Guy has served as a software engineer at Google and on the Swing Team at Sun Microsystems. His primary interests are graphics and graphical user interface development. Romain has written for several print and online journals, and he holds an M.S. in computer and information sciences.
Apparently some negative reviews may "ban you from any party in greater San Francisco Metro Area," to coin a vernacular after Mad Money's Jim Cramer. Read morePublished on April 18, 2008 by ThomasH
I want client-side java very much to succeed, especially now that it is open source, but the java.com site itself uses flash instead of applets, and the first author of this book... Read morePublished on February 28, 2008 by doug
This book is fantastic - so many tips and tricks that I was unaware of. I want more!! I hope a sequel is in the making!! Check it out!! You won't be disappointed!!Published on December 7, 2007 by David Nickel
Libraries that cater to Java programmers will find an excellent guide in FILTHY RICH CLIENTS, which refers to rich applications that teach how to build better, more effective... Read morePublished on December 2, 2007 by Midwest Book Review
This is a very good book. It can enlighten even your basic knowledge
about java 2d drawing and swing. It is not a book for beginners. Read more