Hi all – welcome to another weeks worth of Java desktop links! Enjoy
- This week Scene Builder 2.0 was open sourced as part of the OpenJFX project. This means that it is now possible for people to learn from the Scene Builder code base, and who knows, maybe propose improvements.
- Speaking of Scene Builder, Sven Reimers has two posts (so far) about embedding JavaFX Scene Builder 2.0 ea in NetBeans. The first post covers embedding the FXML visual renderer, and the second post covers embedding the hierarchy viewer.
- Tom Schindl has a blog post introducing his new project: SWT running on top of JavaFX. As he says in the post, “SWT on FX is an SWT implementation which instead of using the native widget it use JavaFX controls under the covers (similar to what SWT on Swing did some years ago).” At present it is more of a research project and is not yet available, although Tom is looking for expressions of interest in the technology so that he can develop a business plan around it.
- ControlsFX 8.0.3 was released this week, including a new PopOver control, new CheckComboBox/CheckListView/CheckTreeView controls, a new Borders API and a number of updates to SpreadsheetView. Also, the sample application was made more generic to allow for third party projects (such as JFXtras) to make use of it rather than have to develop their own sample application. Other users are more than welcome to use it as the base for their own application.
- Jens Deters has set up a website for his JavaFX projects (including adm4ee, a “management tool to ease the daily business of Java EE Application Server admins”, and FontAwesomeFX).
- Gerrit Grunwald has announced that his Enzo project has moved from Github to Bitbucket, and that the build structure has been cleaned up.
- Bertrand Goetzmann has announced PlantUMLFX, which is “a JavaFX 2 application implemented with a single GroovyFX script,
PlantUMLFX.groovy, that allows you to generate UML diagrams with the help of PlantUML.”
- The tomoTaka blog has a post about how to add drag and drop support for files being dropped on to a JavaFX TreeView control.
Catch you all next week!
A very quick post today as I’m running out the door, but needless to say there are a bunch of good links and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Catch you next week!
Wow! This week is by far the best week of links in a long time (sorry past weeks, but once you read through here I’m sure you’ll agree). There is so much going on now with Java on the desktop, and now on mobile platforms too (maybe these blog posts will need a name change soon) I won’t spoil all the good details, but it is great to see things like professional services springing up for open source projects, blog posts from the likes of Intel and NASA, all the interesting progress on open source projects, and of course the progress towards getting JavaFX running on mobile platforms
- Johan Vos blogged that the DataFX project has a new release, along with a new website and Google group for discussions. Also, importantly, DataFX now has professional services available for teams that are using it and want support. I highly recommend you consider engaging the DataFX professional services as you’ll be learning from the experts (of both JavaFX and Java EE), and hopefully it’ll be mutually beneficial and will allow DataFX to become even more fully-featured.
- Dirk Lemmermann has blogged about a new ‘Popup Editor’ control he has developed. Funnily enough the ControlsFX team was planning on developing exactly the same component for the next ControlsFX release, but fortunately Dirk reached out to offer to contribute it to ControlsFX, and now it should appear in the 8.0.3 release in early December (all things going to plan).
- Mark Heckler has blogged about MonologFX, his custom dialogs API for JavaFX. He has introduced a new timed dialog feature which fades the dialog in and out.
- The JavaFX Prague team has a blog on building JavaFX for Android with the skia library (instead of statically linking in freetype).
- Speaking about running on mobile platforms, Tobi from UltraMixer Digital Audio Solutions has a blog post showing his software running on Android and iOS devices. Hopefully we’ll see contributions back into the JavaFX ports project that is gaining steam (and has a new Google group for discussions).
- Dustin Marx has posted about native Java packaging with NetBeans 7.4.
- Michael has posted a Gradle project for automatic OpenJDK/OpenJFX builds. Very nice!
- Intel have a detailed article about using JavaFX to implement multi-touch with Java on Windows 8 Desktop.
- Bertrand Goetzmann has a blog post up about TiddlyWikiFX, which is a JavaFX-based application that embeds a TiddlyWiki instance inside of it. It’s nice to see it making use of other open source projects: (obviously) TiddlyWiki, but from the JavaFX world it includes the afterburner.fx MVP framework as well as ControlsFX.
- Sean Phillips has posted part two of his series on visualizing NASA ground system data products using JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform.
- Pedro Duque Vieira has styled the JavaFX ComboBox control to take the Windows Metro look this week (as part of his JMetro project).
- Christoph Nahr has a blog post pointing out some flaws with the JavaFX ListView control. ListView is something I am responsible for, so I will be returning to this blog post myself in the coming days to work out what (if anything) needs fixing.
- Björn has a brief blog post about the 5.0 release of CaptainCasa, which includes full support for a JavaFX front end.
- Johannes Rupprecht has a post about nested or dependent JavaFX properties.
- Dave Gilbert wrote in to announce that JFreeChart 1.0.17 has been released. I’m not too sure what has changed, but it never hurts to keep up to date with these things
I hope you agree, a good week of links! Catch you all next week, and keep up the great work everyone!
A number of great posts this week! Enjoy!
- Dave Gilbert has announced the release of Orson Charts, a (commercial) 3D chart library for the Java platform that only depends on Java2D.
I hope that was useful to everyone! Catch you all again next week!
A heap of links this week! Keep up the great work folks
- JavaFX Scene Builder 2.0 early access build 6 is now available for download, including support for Mac OS X.
- Sean Phillips has blogged about visualizing NASA Ground System Data Products using JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform.
- Johan Vos was interviewed regarding his work on JavaFX, Leap Motion, and social integration.
- Tom Schindl is busy exploring how to develop iOS applications using RoboVM and e(fx)clipse, and has posted a tutorial covering all the steps. He has also posted about how SWT support in JavaFX 8.0 has changed (but that you should be careful of build 115).
- Speaking of RoboVM, Satoshi Takami has posted a slide deck about RoboVM, related to how it can be used to build user interfaces using JavaFX.
- Michael has posted that he has got his first application built using JavaFX into the Mac App Store.
- Florian Brunner has announced the release of Drombler FX Version 0.2. Drombler FX is a modular Rich Client Platform for JavaFX based on OSGi and Maven (POM-first).
- Rob Terpilowski was interviewed recently on his companies use of JavaFX.
- Jens Deters has released a new build of FontAwesomeFX with support for FontAwesome 4.0.1.
- Masato Nagai has posted about how to build OpenJFX on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
- Sven Ruppert has blogged about how he is using Java 8 streams and improved collections API to speed up the generation of JavaFX charts.
- Pedro Duque Vieira continues to improve JMetro, this week improving ScrollBar, ScrollPane, ToggleButton, and RadioButton.
Catch you all next week.