Hi guys, I am new to this forum. I have basic java experience, and I am currently using the Eclipse IDE.
I have programmed only so much in java, but I always wanted to move away from the terminal and get into creating actual user interfaces that one might encounter in a regular program. This is just for practice and my own play--it isn't for any serious project. I was wondering if any experienced java coders could lend a hand on this front by telling me how you first got into creating user interfaces. Where is the best place to start? How did you start?
With a quick google, I found this (the Swing toolkit):
Trail: Graphical User Interfaces (The Java™ Tutorials)
And I'm wondering whether that is what people normally use. Should I start there and just practice with the API? Also, do you think it is worth it to get used to creating GUI's or does it not matter as much as the terminal?
Thanks for any and all responses.