A new Swing GUI builder tool is out in beta called GUIDE. Looking at the videos on the website it looks impressive. Like a more polished version of Netbeans Matisse with some extra goodies. Mindsilver GUIDE It seemed like it was time to close the polls, I don’t think there is a clear answer across all platforms. On windows there is a clear winner for the native look and that makes sense as Windows LAF has had a huge amount of work put into it over that last 5 years... After watching the voting and reading the comments I have noticed two things: First is from 30 votes to 800 votes the percentages have hardly changed which means we seem to be falling on a conclusion. Native LAF has varied from 59% to 63% so nothing major and is a... The other day I was discussing with colleagues if Nimbus should be the default LAF(Look and Feel) for Swing application. The current default LAF is Ocean which is a spiced up theme for Metal which has been the Swing default LAF since the beginning. It feels like with... The video,slides and demos are now available for the JavaFX Keynote we gave at Devoxx 2008. You can view the full size version HERE.