I am planning to write a browser-based software application, and want to use Java. The last time I coded was about 10 years ago, so I am rusty to say the least. (And I was a student programmer, not really a pro.) But I did learn Java back when, and when to get something written quick and dirty.
The behind-the-scenes-logic I can do okay. My weak area -- back then and now -- is programming the user interface. I would like to find a contemporary Java IDE that makes GUI programming very, very simple, as in the drag-and-drop interface design from Visual Basic. (Or at least, VB as it used to be, I haven't done that in a while either.)
I'd appreciate any recommendations for an IDE that makes the GUI coding in Java almost "codeless" from the programmers perspective -- design visually, the IDE generates the code.
Free IDE's are always welcome, but I can spend some money -- a couple of hundred, not much more. If it's a paid IDE, I'd prefer something with a generous trial period.
Thanks in advance for all replies.