Thirteen years after its creation, Swing is beginning to show its age. Some developers will swear that its an API only its creator could love. Nonetheless, Swing is one of the most supported and extended components of the Java language. Griffon allows you to have to best of both worlds, the plethora of user interface widgets already available and a way to interact with them in a sensibly structured way that doesn't really feel like programming Swing. In this session, we'll cover the basics of the Griffon framework, giving you the skills needed to create your first Griffon application and extend it with plugins from the Griffon ecosystem.
27th–28th June 2011