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Bests SWT/JFace Books for Beginners [message #465910] Wed, 21 December 2005 20:40 Go to next message
Frederic Conrotte is currently offline Frederic ConrotteFriend
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Hi,

I guess it's a recurrent question but I've been looking in the forum archive or on mailing lists like eclipse.newcomers but didn't find anything interesting on the subject.

What's your recommandation for a beginner wanting to learn SWT and JFace ?

I found this book :
"SWT/JFace in Action : GUI Design with Eclipse 3.0"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932394273

or also this one :
"The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFACE"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590593251

Which one is worth the money ? Or maybe you know some others ?

Thanks

Fred
Re: Bests SWT/JFace Books for Beginners [message #465913 is a reply to message #465910] Wed, 21 December 2005 21:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Carolyn MacLeod is currently offline Carolyn MacLeodFriend
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Hi, Fred.

The best place to start learning SWT is http://www.eclipse.org/swt/
The "Documentation" link on that page takes you to
http://www.eclipse.org/swt/docs.php
where there are links to books, articles, other documents, and tutorials on
SWT (and some about JFace also).
Be sure to check out the example snippets!
Welcome!
Carolyn

"Frederic Conrotte" <frederic@conrotte.be> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I guess it's a recurrent question but I've been looking in the forum
> archive or on mailing lists like eclipse.newcomers but didn't find
> anything interesting on the subject.
>
> What's your recommandation for a beginner wanting to learn SWT and JFace ?
>
> I found this book :
> "SWT/JFace in Action : GUI Design with Eclipse 3.0"
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932394273
>
> or also this one :
> "The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFACE"
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590593251
>
> Which one is worth the money ? Or maybe you know some others ?
>
> Thanks
>
> Fred
Re: Bests SWT/JFace Books for Beginners [message #465928 is a reply to message #465910] Thu, 22 December 2005 20:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: simon.ou.edu

Hi Fred...

As previously said, go to the SWT documentation page. However, I did
find the book "SWT: A Developer's Notebook" by Tim Hatton very helpful.
You can get a brief 'how-to' here, and then go to the other
documentation sources for more details.

Regards...

Miguel.



Frederic Conrotte wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I guess it's a recurrent question but I've been looking in the forum archive or on mailing lists like eclipse.newcomers but didn't find anything interesting on the subject.
>
> What's your recommandation for a beginner wanting to learn SWT and JFace ?
>
> I found this book :
> "SWT/JFace in Action : GUI Design with Eclipse 3.0"
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932394273
>
> or also this one :
> "The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFACE"
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590593251
>
> Which one is worth the money ? Or maybe you know some others ?
>
> Thanks
>
> Fred
Re: Bests SWT/JFace Books for Beginners [message #466317 is a reply to message #465928] Fri, 06 January 2006 13:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yves Harms is currently offline Yves HarmsFriend
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A good starting point to get a conceptual overview is the 3-part
tutorial here:
http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-SWT-Design-1/SWT-Des ign-1.html

A good book about SWT is "SWT: The standard widget Toolkit" by Steve
Northover and Mike Wilson. It doesn't cover JFACE however.

Yves


> Hi Fred...
>
> As previously said, go to the SWT documentation page. However, I did
> find the book "SWT: A Developer's Notebook" by Tim Hatton very helpful.
> You can get a brief 'how-to' here, and then go to the other
> documentation sources for more details.
>
> Regards...
>
> Miguel.
>
>
>
> Frederic Conrotte wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I guess it's a recurrent question but I've been looking in the forum
>> archive or on mailing lists like eclipse.newcomers but didn't find
>> anything interesting on the subject.
>>
>> What's your recommandation for a beginner wanting to learn SWT and
>> JFace ?
>>
>> I found this book :
>> "SWT/JFace in Action : GUI Design with Eclipse 3.0"
>> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932394273
>>
>> or also this one :
>> "The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFACE"
>> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590593251
>>
>> Which one is worth the money ? Or maybe you know some others ?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Fred
Re: Bests SWT/JFace Books for Beginners [message #466319 is a reply to message #466317] Fri, 06 January 2006 14:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frederic Conrotte is currently offline Frederic ConrotteFriend
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I'm currently reading "SWT/JFace in action" and I'm quiet satisfied with it for the moment but I'll try the one you mention also.

Thanks

Fred
Re: Bests SWT/JFace Books for Beginners [message #466350 is a reply to message #466319] Sat, 07 January 2006 20:42 Go to previous message
Sanjay Chaudhuri is currently offline Sanjay ChaudhuriFriend
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The book:
The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFace by Robert Harris

is an excellent book both for beginers and reference
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