Does anybody here have any stories from the trenches of using Groovy with Swing? (Maybe Swing isn't dead?)
I'm looking at technology stacks for cross-platform rich-client desktop applications. It seems that data binding GUI widgets is always a tedious part of the job, and I'd like to simplify it. I like the looks of the JavaFX bind operator. JavaFX seems to have some potential when it matures.
In the meantime, the latest builds of Groovy SwingBuilder also have some nice binding support that integrates pretty seamlessly into the builder paradigm. Anyone here tried that approach?
Then there is JGoodies Binding, which is a little bulkier, but looks finely crafted.
Any thoughts or advice on the relative merits of JavaFX, Groovy SwingBuilder (with binding), and JGoodies Binding with respect to rapid development of Swing GUIs with minimal effort to implement and maintain binding?
Any thought on JSR-295 in general?