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Tips and Guidelines
for Programming Java GUI Applications

by Matthew Ford (updated 24th May 2014)
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These Tips and Guidelines are primarily aimed at Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) applications but some of them are also applicable to general Java Programming.


Computers today have more power and storage then most people can use but users are still expected to struggle with programs that

As Alan Cooper says [1]
“Software Forgets,   Software Is Lazy
Software Is Parsimonious with Information
Software Is Inflexible,   Software Blames Users
Software Won't Take Responsibility “

These tips and guidelines outline how to write better GUI applications. They are a mixture of high level guidelines and low level code.
These tips cover:-

[1] "The Inmates are Running the Asylum", Alan Cooper, 1999, ISBN 0-67231649-8, SAMS Indiana USA

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