Totally Gridbag, dude!
By Tor Norbye on Sep 29, 2004
One of my coworkers sent this link to me: http://madbean.com/blog/2004/17/totallygridbag.html. I found it hilarious; if you've written Swing code by hand you probably will too.
I don't want to start a flamewar here, but I really like the grid bag layout: it's the only way I can
- get components to line up the way I want them, and
- have them move and scale correctly for resizing, and
- be able to tweak component distances (12 pixels on the left, 11 on the right...)