Book Updated on October 11, 2002

This is the site for the Java Power Tools Book that will provide a complete guide to the usage of the JPT and the programming patterns that make JPT so effective in the rapid development of graphical user interfaces in Java.

Since this book is still being written, the update notice at the top of this page will provide the date of the latest update to the book. Each chapter will also have an update notice that will state the date when that part of the book was last modified. The Java source files contain their own individual modification dates.

To use Java Power Tools, you must install the JPT library called jpt.jar in whatever location your environment uses to store Java libraries. To obtain jpt.jar, go to the JPT Web Site and select JPT Resources.

To ask questions or provide feedback on the JPT or the JPT Book, use the links in the Contact Information section below.

Note on PDF Download: Due to problems with viewing large PDF files in certain web browsers, we recommend that users choose to save our PDF files to disk and view them separately using Acrobat Reader.

Chapter 1: Java Power Tools: An Overview By Examples

Chapter Updated on October 11, 2002

Chapter Documents

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Java Source for the Chapter

The Java file (first version)

The Java file (final version)

Contact Information

The Java Power Tools team:

Name E-mail Telephone
Viera Proulx 617-373-2225
Jeff Raab 617-373-5876
Richard Rasala 617-373-2206

To send e-mail to the enitre Java Power Tools team, use:

Our postal address and fax number are given below:

College of Computer Science
161 Cullinane Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 USA
Fax: 617-373-5121