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There are tons of books and articles about how to design and write good Java code, but surprisingly little about the specific topic of API design. On my blog I wrote a summary of what I've learnt on the subject from various sources and my own experience. This has been the single most comment-provoking blog entry I've ever written, which is either because it's a subject that people feel strongly about or because it's the end of the year and there's nothing else to comment on.  

How would you go about using the JMX API to instrument AWT events? What would it gain you? My colleague Jean-Fran