Java Swing has finally generated a lot of momentum towards a reliable, feature-rich client application that’s conveniently web enabled by Java Web Start. The heavy-lifting of the complexities of AWT/Swing did get addressed by a few framework such as Scope, although, I didn’t find one that’s truely pattern oriented and solves every problem that AWT/Swing often runs into. I spent sometime towards a framework design that’s robust, pattern oriented, feature-rich making Swing application design a real fun for anyone.
Nowadays, I am looking into a mix of rich client and internet client application, aka, Rich Internet Application and framework that takes care of the underlying AJAX complexities so that the RIA design & development becomes straight forward really.