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Graphic Java™ 2, Volume II: Swing, Third Edition by David M. Geary

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Chapter 1. Introduction

The Java Foundation Classes, or JFC, is a collection of APIs for developing graphical user interfaces. The Java Foundation Classes include the following APIs:

  • Abstract Window Toolkit (versions 1.1 and beyond)

  • 2D API

  • Swing Components

  • Accessibility API

The Abstract Window Toolkit, or AWT, is Java's original toolkit for developing user interfaces. The AWT provides the foundation upon which the rest of the ...

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