Jazz

Welcome to Jazz! Jazz is a revolutionary way to create robust, full-featured graphical applications in Java, with striking features such as zooming and multiple representation.

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Packages
edu.umd.cs.jazz Jazz is a general-purpose Java-based engine that supports 2D visualizations.
edu.umd.cs.jazz.animation This package supports animation in Jazz.
edu.umd.cs.jazz.component This package contains several visual components that may be useful for Jazz applications.
edu.umd.cs.jazz.event This package supports Jazz event handlers.
edu.umd.cs.jazz.io This package supports the Jazz file format.
edu.umd.cs.jazz.util This package defines several utility classes that are likely to be useful for Jazz applications.

 

Welcome to Jazz! Jazz is a revolutionary way to create robust, full-featured graphical applications in Java, with striking features such as zooming and multiple representation. Jazz is an extensive toolkit based on the Java2D API. And best of all, Jazz is not only free, it's open source!

Jazz is a general-purpose Java-based engine that supports 2D visualizations. A primary characteristic of Jazz is that it is designed to support zoomable information spaces, although any particular applications may or may not take advantage of this feature. Jazz is implemented entirely in Java 2, and as such runs identically on any platform that supports Java 2.

Jazz is not an application in itself, but rather it is an engine that is designed to support applications that require the ability to create, manipulate, and render object-oriented graphics. If you are familiar with the terminology of 3D graphics, Jazz supports a scenegraph. This is a data structure that represents a hierarchy of graphical objects. Jazz uses the Java2D rendering engine, and uses a tuned run-time system to render the scenegraph as quickly as possible to support interactive applications.



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