Activant Java Catalog Chalk Talks

After being turned loose for six months to duplicate in Java and Swing the functionality of the company's Windows/C++ automotive parts catalog, I was charged with explaining the design and principles of that application to a team of experienced software engineers with little or no knowledge of Java. I did so in a series of one-to-two hour "Chalk Talks" which I presented over the course of two weeks. These are the slides I used in that series. Some of this material applies only to Activant's specific application, but much of it applies to all Java and Swing applications, and some applies to all event-driven desktop applications regardless of language.