For early history of the development of what came to be Java, here are three
Java Technology - An Early History
Swing Demo Files - Applications
Suggestion - Make a project in JCreator called Swing. It should be an application. Download all the files below into the Swing folder for the project. Attach the WindowDestroyer.java file and ONE of the files below. Run the project and read along with the Word Document. To run the next program remove the current .java file from the project and attach the next file...keep the WindowDestroyer.java file attached at all times.
Java Swing Graphics Applet Demo Files
Suggestion - Each of these will need to be separate projects that are Applets. The project must be the exact same name as the file being downloaded. Use execute file instead of execute project.
Flight Using Swing - by Bryan Biedenkapp