Another sample how good Swing Apps look and behave. In the Extreme GUI-Makeover session at JavaONE typical "business" application (a table with master- detail relation and some) was pimped up with relatively little effort. Things like splash screen, validation of widgets with "shaking", reflections, animated sorting of a table, custom components (looks like ajax, flex or flash with mac l&f), fade-in's with blur effects - it was really amazing. The customization was surprisingly simple (mostly inheritance of AbstractOrder, JPanel, etc. with some 2D tricks).
One reason more to attend my session "Java 6, The New Operating System for RIA" TS-3559 at Friday, 13:30 :-).
NEW: Online Workhop Effective WebApps without Frameworks is also coming to: MUC Airport.