A heap of links this week, enjoy!
That’s all folks – back to work for me! Catch you next week
Sorry for the few weeks of radio silence – I had the JavaOne distraction followed by a week of catching up on everything that needed me during the JavaOne week. I’m only just surfacing again now, and there are a huge number of links to cover, so pardon the succinctness – we have a lot to get through! I’ll also note that I’ve bound to have missed some links, so apologies for that. Now, on to the links – enjoy
- Soon the JavaFX sessions will have their audio and slides posted to Parleys, but until then the slides are available for download from the JavaOne site – just search the content catalog. I’ll post my slides sometime along with further commentary about the session, but until then, you can find the slides for my sessions here: custom JavaFX controls, Scenic View, ControlsFX, and DataFX.
- During JavaOne I announced the release of two projects: Scenic View 8.0.0 and ControlsFX 8.20.7. These are both major releases with a bunch of new functionality and bug fixes, so get downloading!
- Johan Vos made a big splash at JavaOne this year. Firstly, he won a Dukes Choice award for his JavaFX port to Android. Secondly, he has an article up in Java Magazine that covers how to use this port to write a JavaFX application that runs on Android. Thirdly, it was announced at JavaOne that the JavaFX ports project will be working to make Java 8 (and therefore JavaFX 8) available on both Android and iOS devices. I’ll be posting an interview with Johan and Niklas in the coming week.
- Hendrik Ebbers has a bunch of blog posts, including on the topics of ‘JavaOne 2014 Slides‘, ‘Iconify your application the resolution independent way‘, ‘The View Objects Pattern & automated tests with TestFX‘, ‘How to integrate custom fonts in your JavaFX application by using CSS‘, and ‘Enrich your List UI by using the MediaListCell‘.
- Hendrik Ebbers has also posted the slides that he, Johan Vos, and I presented at JavaOne regarding the DataFX project.
- Tomas Mikula has created another JavaFX-related library, this time called WellBehavedFX, which consists of ‘composable event handlers and skin scaffolding for JavaFX controls’.
- Tom Schindl has a post about e4 on JavaFX and OpenDolphin.
- Rob Terpilowski has posted a few screenshots and a video of the Zoi Capital ZQ Trader software written in JavaFX.
- Sébastien Bordes has announced the release of JRebirth Application Framework 7.7.4.
- Dirk Lemmermann has been very busy with his (commercial) FlexGanttFX library. Firstly, he has published it for sale on ComponentSource (as he states, for those unfamiliar with ComponentSource, it is an international reseller of software components, basically the “App Store” of custom controls). Secondly, he has released version 1.1.0 which includes a number of new features and bug fixes. Thirdly, he has been working hard on writing high quality documentation for the control.
- Andres Almiray has posted that “It’s time for a Desktop Application Framework JSR“. If you are interested in being involved, be sure to get in touch with him.
- The dooApp blog has two posts. Firstly, they’ve posted details about how they’ve created a sampler application based on the ControlsFX FXSampler component. Secondly, they have a post on ‘JavaFX persistence made easy with JCROMfx‘.
- Carlos Martins has posted about how to developed a JavaFX websocket client application that is deployed via Webstart JNLP.
- Christian Schudt has posted about Babbler – an XMPP library for Java – and more specifically, a visual XMPP viewer coming in the next release.
- Mik Arber has created a new JavaFX layout container he calls RefPoint. He states in the post that “it’s principal is simple as you define one node position or two points node relatively to some reference points.”
Phew! That took a while to write out! I hope you enjoyed the links from the past few weeks – and I’ll catch you again next week!
It’s one week until JavaOne kicks off – I can’t wait to get over there and to catch up with a bunch of you. This week there are a bunch of good links too, so enjoy!
That’s all folks. If everything goes to plan, the next post will be done from San Francisco sometime around the start of JavaOne. For those that are attending – safe travels and I look forward to seeing you there. For those that are not, follow along on twitter
Two weeks until JavaOne – now I’m starting to get excited (and also overwhelmed by how much preparation I still have to do!). On with the links!
- Danno Ferrin has announced the release of version 8.1 of the Maven JavaFX Plugin.
- Jens Deters has released MQTT.fx 0.0.9.
- Vinumeris has announced that an alpha version of Lighthouse is now open source. Lighthouse is a “decentralised, peer to peer crowdfunding application that uses the smart contracts features of the Bitcoin protocol. It lets you create projects and pledge to those projects.” They have also announced the open sourcing of UpdateFX, which is a “small, simple automatic online update framework for JavaFX applications.”
- I published another JavaOne interview, this time with Johan Vos.
- I posted a quick book review of the Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls book that was recently published.
- Gerrit Grunwald has posted about another ‘Friday Fun Component’ he has built: a ‘minimal clock‘.
- Canoo staff have posted video summaries of what they will be presenting at JavaOne, including Dierk Koenig, Michael Heinrichs, and Hendrik Ebbers.
- With JavaOne now less than two weeks away, people are continuing to post on their sessions, as well as sessions they are looking forward to. Some links I’ve found include: Hendrik Ebbers talking about his sessions (it’s a different video than above), Hendrik Ebbers giving a sneak peak at his ‘Enterprise JavaFX’ session demonstration, and Michael Hoffer has a post summarising his sessions.
- This week I came across FXDesktopSearch, a desktop search application written in Java / JavaFX.
Catch you all next week.