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John Zukowski's Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2 with CD-ROM Paperback – June 15, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 861 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; Bk&CD Rom edition (June 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189311502X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893115026
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,787,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Zukowski is a faculty member of the Magelang Institute, a leading provider of advanced Java training. He is a columnist for "JavaWorld" magazine and is the guide for Java at About.com. Zukowski has written many other popular titles including "Java AWT Reference", "Mastering Java 2", and "Borland's Jbuilder: No Experience Required". He is the author of "John Zukowski's Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2".

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 1999
Format: Paperback
Zukowski's book is the most up to date and covers what seems important - much more manageable then Geary and more up to date then Eckstein. (OK the *book* is Geary's Graphic Java but at 1600 pages it is more of a reference then something you'll want to read-it's just *too* big.) Of course,the best situation would be if there was a new edition of Core JFC -none of the code runs in that anymore although the changes needed aren't hard-I learned swing from that book!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Carroll VINE VOICE on May 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
I've been using his books since he published his "Teach Yourself JBuilder". The best parts of his work are: concrete code examples; clear, concise, and eminently readable writing; clear and easy to understand diagrams. I guess that pretty much covers the entire book, but then, *he's that good*.
I've got other books on Swing, and I'm starting to see the money I spent before this book as wasted (well, maybe not *wasted*, but you get the idea). As with a previous reader, I found the explanation of undo/redo particularly useful.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 2001
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The goal of a programming book should be to make it easier to use the language or library. This book doesn't do that. There is no sorting of what is important and what isn't.
Chapter 3, for example, is a very muddled discussion of MVC, and only confuses the whole issue of the place of MVC in Swing. The UML diagrams throughout are not very informative, either.
I bought this book with the hopes that it would give me a big picture overview of swing, but instead it just gets lost in all the details. I finally bit the bullet and read Sun's Swing tutorials and documents, and found them much more informative. I wish I didn't have to read them on the computer screen.
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