My First SWT Application

Here at work we have a process which indexes content into a special database for concept searching. This process was originally built as a ColdFusion Java CFX using the vendor's Java API. However due to the large amount of data we now need to index the job was taking forever and bringing down our ColdFusion server in the process. So I was asked to take a look and see what could be done. I quickly determined that there was absolutely no reason we needed to run this job in ColdFuision (on our production servers nonetheless) so I decided to build a little desktop utility to handle it. And since I have been messing around with Eclipse plugins I decided to build it in Java using SWT. (SWT is a Java toolkit from Eclipse that lets you access the OS's native UI. It is also what makes Eclipse look and run so much better than most other desktop Java applications written using Swing.)


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