What are "Mac Widgets for Java"?
Mac Widgets for Java are a collection of widgets seen in OS X applications, offered in a Java API. These widgets help Java developers create more Mac-like applications. There usage is not restricted to Mac though, as they will render across platforms.
Guiding Design Principle
Mac Widgets for Java have been designed as components - so you won't see much inheritance. Component style designs help make the API simple and understandable. This stye of design also makes it easy for developers to use the components as they were intended to be used.
AB5k lets you run little mini programs on your computer desktop. They do lots of cool things and hide away until you need them. Things like show the time, check the weather, search for wikipedia articles, and even play games.