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Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java™ Applications by Romain Guy, Chet Haase

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Preface

WELCOME to Filthy Rich Clients. This book is about building better, more effective, and cooler desktop applications using graphical and animated effects. We started writing this book after our successful session on the topic at the JavaOne conference in 2006. The session explored the use of animation, advanced 2D effects, and even some 3D effects to create richer applications. But it seemed we could have spoken for days on the subject. Understanding why you should develop such applications, how the technologies that enable them work, and how you can properly develop effects that enable Filthy Rich Clients is, well, a rich topic indeed.

Hence, this book. Now we get to spend the next many pages with you, discussing fundamentals of Java, ...

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