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New to Eclipse and been awhile since I did any Java [message #266703] Wed, 26 November 2008 19:08 Go to next message
Michael is currently offline Michael
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Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
I'm new to eclipse and its been about 5 years since I did anything with
Java.

I'm working on a new project and I'd like someone to point me in the right
direction.

I'd like to create a telnet application that does a lot of pattern
matching on incoming text and sends automated responses. A lot of this
text will be displayed on the screen as well in a scrolling up and down
format. Additionally, I would like to create a mapping control that shows
rooms as a box with links to other rooms. Lastly, you'd need to be able
to click on rooms to select them and bring up information on them. I
expect the overall application to be more of a graphical application
rather than an emphasis on text.

So basically I'm looking for some suggestions on what libraries and
"platforms" or what not to use what to download from eclipse, tutorials on
eclipse ect. Last thing I remembe about Java was "swing". Any
suggestions are welcome, thanks

standalone app, but would also like to distribute it as a web based app
later.

michael
Re: New to Eclipse and been awhile since I did any Java [message #266705 is a reply to message #266703] Wed, 26 November 2008 20:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Felix Dorner is currently offline Felix Dorner
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Registered: July 2009
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> I'm new to eclipse and its been about 5 years since I did anything with
> Java.
>
My favourite tutorial(s) for eclipse newbies is found on

eclipsetutorial.sourceforge.net


For doing API specific stuff, the Sun Java Tutorials are a place where
you can start. These are no secret and easy to find with google :-p.
Re: New to Eclipse and been awhile since I did any Java [message #266707 is a reply to message #266705] Wed, 26 November 2008 21:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael is currently offline Michael
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Registered: July 2009
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Thanks, I'll check that tutorial out now.

I just did the eclipse tutorials. so far so good.

Does anyone know how swt and swing are related? Is swt the upgrade or are
they fundamentally different?
Re: New to Eclipse and been awhile since I did any Java [message #266709 is a reply to message #266707] Wed, 26 November 2008 22:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: dcarver.starstandard.org

Michael wrote:
> Thanks, I'll check that tutorial out now.
> I just did the eclipse tutorials. so far so good.
>
> Does anyone know how swt and swing are related? Is swt the upgrade or
> are they fundamentally different?
>

You can check out this article that gives a comparison of SWT and SWING.
They really aren't related, except that they provide ways to do
graphical user interfaces.

http://www.developer.com/java/other/article.php/10936_217906 1_1
Re: New to Eclipse and been awhile since I did any Java [message #266847 is a reply to message #266709] Mon, 01 December 2008 18:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael is currently offline Michael
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Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Thanks David. That helps me to understand the differences between SWT and
Swing.

Does anyone have a recommendation of whether I should use SWT or Swing?
I'll do some googling to get some more information, but I'm interested in
others opinion.

I expect the app to run mostly on windows, but I'd like it to run
everywhere... that would tend to drive me towards Swing right?

I am most concerned about speed, the text parsing and display updates are
time sensitive... that would tend to drive me towards SWT?
Re: New to Eclipse and been awhile since I did any Java [message #266854 is a reply to message #266847] Tue, 02 December 2008 00:36 Go to previous message
Paul A. Rubin is currently offline Paul A. Rubin
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Registered: July 2009
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Michael wrote:

> I expect the app to run mostly on windows, but I'd like it to run
> everywhere... that would tend to drive me towards Swing right?

AFAIK SWT will run on any platform with an appropriate Java machine, but
you do have to distribute the SWT jar along with your app. With Swing,
I don't think you have to distribute anything so long as the user has a
recent enough JRE (1.6?).

/Paul
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