The Java 2 user interface
How has the Java UI evolved and what's on the horizon?
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: July 24, 2001
Graphical and user interface capabilities have progressed in leaps and bounds since the early days of the Java language. The Java 2 platform contains a sophisticated cross-platform user interface architecture that consists of numerous high-level components, an advanced feature-rich device-independent graphics system, and a host of multimedia extensions. In this article, we'll explore this progression, examine the capabilities of the current version 1.3 in detail, and finish by looking to the future to see what release 1.4 will offer.
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