Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

example of java application with gui

Posted on 2000-04-02
3
Medium Priority
?
326 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Hi!
I have done about 5 not small applications in java using gui in the last 1.5 year.
Still, i can't be sure that i have written them correctly.
Is there any convention according to which java applications should be written? can you tell me where i can find an example of such?
(I don't mean a simple gui application that uses only gui parts).
Thank you!
0
Comment
Question by:rzvika2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:stoneman
ID: 2678201
The best example of Java GUI (or otherwise) coding conventions is from javasoft itself! Check out any sample program in the demo/jfc folder in the JDK1.2.2 tree. They are exemplary.

0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Cakalic earned 160 total points
ID: 2678601
As far as strictly coding conventions go, I found a number of decent references when writing the Java coding conventions to applied locally at my company:

Java Code Conventions, JavaSoft, 1999
http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/index.html

Java Programming Style Guidelines, Geotechnical Software Services, 1999
http://www.geosoft.no/javastyle.html

Draft Java Coding Standard, Doug Lea, 1999
http://gee.cs.oswego.edu/dl/html/javaCodingStd.html

Coding Standards for C, C++, and Java, Vision 2000 CCS Package and Application Team, NASA
http://v2ma09.gscf.nasa.gov/coding_standards.html

Java Progamming Style Guide, David Wallace Croft, Analytic Services, Inc., 1999
http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~croft/research/java/guide/

Writing Robust Java Code, Scott Ambler, Ambysoft, 1999
http://www.ambysoft.com/javaCodingStandards.html

Design Techniques, Bill Venners, published in JavaWorld, 1998-1999
http://www.artima.com/javadesign/index.html

Netscape’s Software Coding Standards Guide for Java
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/technote/java/codestyle.html

Also, Scott Ambler has written, in conjunction with the Rogue Wave software team, a small work entitled The Elements of Java Style.

Coding conventions are not the whole story, though. Some of the above references sit the fence between design and implementation. Identifying good practices and techniques for constructing the solution to a problem before beginning to code. For a designer, this is where 'getting it right' begins -- assuming that you have correct requirements, of course.

Some good references, IMHO, on design:

Java Design, 2nd Edition
Peter Coad

Object-Oriented Design Heuristics
Arthur Reil

Refactoring
Martin Fowler
(Sort of a how to make poor designs better)

Object-Oriented Design in Java
Mitchell Waite

Java Design Patterns: A Tutorial
James Cooper

Most of these you can find at bookpool.com (discount) or amazon.com (retail).

Ultimately, whether an application has been designed and implemented "correctly" is very difficult to answer. If the implementation satisfies the requirements, then you could say that it is correct. But does it have other attributes of a "good" object-oriented design? Do you have well-defined classes for which you can clearly state who they are, what they know, what they do, and who they know? Have you attempted to reduce coupling and increase cohesion? Have you considered areas where your design should be flexible and extensible to gracefully accomodate future change, perhaps applying patterns? These are part of good design which begins well before your programmer hands touch the keyboard. Some of the references above have helped me sharpen my design skills and improve my OO instincts. I hope they can help you, too.

Best regards,
Jim Cakalic
0
 

Author Comment

by:rzvika2
ID: 2679672
Thank you, i will look at these sites.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

INTRODUCTION Working with files is a moderately common task in Java.  For most projects hard coding the file names, using parameters in configuration files, or using command-line arguments is sufficient.   However, when your application has vi…
After being asked a question last year, I went into one of my moods where I did some research and code just for the fun and learning of it all.  Subsequently, from this journey, I put together this article on "Range Searching Using Visual Basic.NET …
Video by: Michael
Viewers learn about how to reduce the potential repetitiveness of coding in main by developing methods to perform specific tasks for their program. Additionally, objects are introduced for the purpose of learning how to call methods in Java. Define …
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…
Suggested Courses

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question