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Java™ for COBOL Programmers, Third Edition by John C. Byrne

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12 Other Java Topics

This chapter explores a variety of miscellaneous topics a Java programmer needs to understand. Included are a brief overview of graphical user interface development and a discussion of properties files and Java utilities.

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT

Graphical user interface (GUI) development is a big topic, but I will touch on it only briefly. The basic GUI functionality for Java is contained in the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT), released with the earliest versions of Java. AWT is a standard interface that Java applications (or applets) can use to create and interact with GUIs. The AWT interfaces ...

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