I know it is probably difficult to jam in as much content as you would like in a short 3-page article but I think this leaves off an important area:
- How do you use Swing models on HUGE data sets?
Say your table has 10 million or 100 million rows, wide enough that it is not likely to fit in-memory? According to the architects of Swing, the abstract MVC concepts should be able to handle this, and you only need to query or cursor through enough data to display a "page" at a time.
But I have never seen a good exaple of doing this, especially with a JTable. All the examples work on "toy"-sized data sets that don't refect the real world -- after all, if your who data set fits in-memory why not just use Excel instead of a database?
Thanks for any good pointers you or your readers might have...