Swing mashups made easier

Richard Bair just unveiled some cool new classes to help you access REST web services. Those classes are a Java port of the well known XmlHttpRequest JavaScript object. They also bring support of JSON. By combining these new API with the SwingWorker and the BackgroundWorker you can ease off your pain very quickly. Besides, with SwingX advanced widgets and the new Painter API, you can crank out a nice looking UI. Be sure to check out SwingX and SwingX-WS.

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