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Book Excerpt and Review: Filthy Rich Clients - Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop

by Scott Delap on Sep 17, 2007 |
Desktop Java developers have long lacked extensive resources on how to push the graphical appearance of their applications.  Chet Haase and Romain Guy attempt to fill this void with their new book Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications. InfoQ is pleased to provide a review and excerpt of Chapter 14 detailing the Timing Framework library that makes Java animation programming easier.

The term "Filthy Rich Clients" was only coined relatively recently by the authors to describe "applications that are so graphically rich that they ooze cool. [...] In short, they make users actually enjoy their application experience". With that in mind, the book goes on to explain how to utilise Java2D and Swing in order to enhance your desktop applications. The authors are eminently qualified to explore the topic. Chet Haase is a client architect at Sun Microsystems and works closely with Java2D and Swing. Romain Guy never seems to stand still for too long as he was worked in various areas of the IT industry...

Book Excerpt and Review: Filthy Rich Clients - Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications

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