At the beginning I'm sorry for all mistakes I'll made in my post, if something is unclear please write me, I'll explain it. I'm from Poland and I know that my english is not as good as I would like
1) My first question is: application like my game should be written in clean Swing or using NetBeans Swing GUI Builder (I need to have in this game plenty of buttons, dialog boxes and many other) ? In my opinion beginners should learn programming by writing, not by locating elements and programming them, am I right ?
2) Second question is about storing data. For example I would like to have 5 teams with 11 players. Each playes should have few skills. How should I store that information? In XML files in hidden folder ? But what if somebody will find it and change values ? Is any method to code this files ? Or is another way to do this ?
I hope that I didn't make many mistakes and I'm sorry for chaotic style of my statement. I'm sure that somebody can replay for my questions. Thanks in advance !