Since I couldn’t do much this weekend, laid up with a leg infection, I decided to dive into Java a bit. I installed Eclipse and Windowbuilder and started working through some tutorials and playing around. BTW, the java tutorials posted here were very helpful. Thanks guys!
When I think of Java, I always thought of C++, and I hate C++ so I never really had much of a desire to learn it. But after playing with it, I kinda like it and it is kinda refreshing to see all these freely available tools and libraries full of fun components to play with.
I liked the integration between Eclipse and WIndowbuilder but I find Windowbuilder to be kinda clunky. It works but the window flickers every time I touch a control on it. Very annoying. It is also a real estate hog, which is an issue when running on a laptop.
I know it has been discussed before, but what is the preferred toolchain for Java for those who do use it? Also, should I be using Swing or JavaFX?