Chapter 1. Overview of SWT and JFace


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In March 2004, the Java Developer’s Journal announced the results of its Readers’ Choice Award for Best Java Component. More than 15,000 developers voted for one of many Java toolsets, including offerings from such established names as Oracle and Apple. But in the end, Eclipse’s Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) won handily, just as it did in 2003. Despite their late entry into the field of Java development, Eclipse and SWT have also won awards and recognition from JavaWorld, JavaPro, and LinuxWorld.

This well-earned applause goes a long way in showing ...

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