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DevX: SWT Creates Fast, Native-looking GUIs for Your Java Apps

Jul 06, 2004, 05:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Raghu Donepudi)

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"Since Sun Microsystems released the first version of Java, the industry has been displeased with the way Java's front-end development toolkit works. Though Swing appeased some developers with its look-and-feel, the interfaces one could build with it still lacked the right look and its performance did not meet the requirements of large-scale, industrial-strength applications.

"To address this shortcoming, some folks like IBM set out to develop an entirely new toolkit that has a widget framework similar to Java's Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) but is entirely dependent on the native operating system's GUI widgets..."

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