April 20, 2010 4 Comments
The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) is a graphical widget toolkit for the Java platform. It conceived as an alternative to the AWT or Swing toolkits provided by Sun Microsystems. It has the intent for better performance (to run faster and and to consume less memory), native look and feel and deep platform integration.
As there is already a lot of discussion about Swing and SWT on the web and I will not compare them again. I personally prefer SWT because I felt more productive with this toolkit. Nevertheless, I still did not yet feel productive enough to consider SWT valuable. Let me explain why.