Interview with Josh Marinacci of Sun’s SwingLabs – have an interview with Josh Marinacci of Sun’s SwingLabs – in the interview they cover questions about favorite Swing hacks, the future of desktop Java, and the JavaOne famous ‘Aerith’ demo that blew everyone away.

There has definitely been an increasing interest in desktop client applications using Swing over the past several months, and I expect this is being driven by the growing demand for rich client applications. It’s still considerably easier to build a visually rich, full featured, interactive application with Swing than it is with a browser and technologies like AJAX, and I think this is driving renewed interest in Swing and desktop applications.

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