Developing Rich Client Applications
Rich client applications are applications written for the desktop. After several years in which the Web has been the dominant target for application developers, the desktop is increasingly undergoing a resurgence in popularity. This is especially true in the context of Java Web Start technology, which enables desktop applications to be distributed via the Web. Java and the Swing Toolkit on the desktop are both becoming a more viable option, particularly in light of the great performance strides made in Java and Swing in JDK 6.
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