It’s September folks! That’s the same month that JavaOne starts! We’re well and truly getting into the final countdown for JavaOne now – I hope people are starting to get prepared. I wish I could say I was more prepared than I am, but I’m sure I’ll get there in time. Anyway, a good set of links this week, so enjoy!
- Given we’re only a few weeks out from JavaOne, I’ve started publishing short interviews with some people who will be presenting. So far I have interviews with Eugene Ryzhikov, Mikael Grev, and Stephen Chin. I’ll be publishing more in the lead-up to JavaOne.
- Speaking of JavaOne, people are starting to post summaries of what they will be presenting at JavaOne. I’ll post links to these whenever I find them. This week Adam Bien, Hendrik Ebbers and I have posted our JavaOne talks.
- I’m arranging the 5th annual Java desktop lunch. If you’re going to be at JavaOne and want to come along, please register your interest now so that I can be in touch with the details.
- Adam Bien recently presented to the Virtual JUG on the topic of ‘Opinionated JavaFX‘, where he spoke about how he recommends building JavaFX applications, behind the scenes of afterburner.fx and finally he gave a walk through of floyd.
- Jens Deters has announced that MQTT.fx 0.0.7 has been released. This release includes ‘scripting support, setup/re-configuration tool, a reviewed connection profile editor, and a reviewed UI and style’. It’s looking very nice.
- Jens Deters has also announced the release of FontAwesomeFX 8.0.9, which includes support for 40 additional icons from FontAwesome 4.2.0.
- Hendrik Ebbers has posted more screenshots of the AeroFX project that is being undertaken by Matthias Meidinger. It’s looking good!
- I’ve got no involvement (or really even any interest) in Bitcoin at present, but I thought it was cool to come across Bitsquare this week, which has a nice looking client written in JavaFX (scroll down to watch the video). The code appears to be open source too. Good stuff!
That’s all folks. Catch you again next week!
For those interested, here is a list of sessions I will be involved with at JavaOne this year:
Session Title: Introduction to JavaFX Scenic View
Venue / Room: Moscone South – 270
Date and Time: 9/29/14, 20:00 – 20:45
Session Title: DataFX: From External Data to a UI Flow and Back
Venue / Room: Hilton – Plaza B
Date and Time: 9/29/14, 11:00 – 12:00
Session Title: In Control with ControlsFX
Venue / Room: Hilton – Plaza B
Date and Time: 9/30/14, 17:30 – 18:30
Session Title: Building Custom JavaFX Controls
Venue / Room: Hilton – Plaza A
Date and Time: 10/1/14, 15:00 – 16:00
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at JavaOne!
Another week of links. Enjoy!
- I rolled out yet another Scenic View 8.0.0 developer preview build to get more feedback. This build included subscene support, hugely improved linux support, and some support for running Scenic View as an agent again (although I’m told it isn’t perfect yet). There will probably be another Scenic View developer preview build again this week as I work towards a final release (most probably this side of JavaOne).
- Matthias Meidinger has put up a website for AeroFX, his JavaFX stylesheet that attempts to bring the Windows 7 style to JavaFX. It’s looking excellent so far – you can see screenshots on the github page.
- Dirk Lemmermann put up two more tips this week. Tip #13 is to study the Modena CSS file, and tip #14 is about StackPane children, or as he puts it, ‘hidden but not gone’. I should note that in this case, Gilberto has some excellent advice – use the managed property on the children node that you do not want to include in the layout. This is by far the most optimal approach, rather than adding / removing children from the scenegraph.
- Nick Sabey has posted about ‘NASA Conjunction Assessment with JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform‘.
- Jens Deters has posted a ‘poor mans input constraints‘ implementation. I’m also very happy to note that his main complaint – a lack of a ‘JFormattedText’ control in JavaFX will be resolved in JavaFX 8u40, as already the TextField control has been improved to support formatted text input (see RT-14000).
- The IDR Solutions blog has a post on how to mix TreeView nodes in JavaFX.
- Niels Gundermann has posted update 10 of his JavaFX 3D editor.
- William Antônio has posted part four of his series on JavaEE, JavaFX and RFID.
Catch you all next week!
A bunch of good links this week. Enjoy!
- Tom Schindl has been busy blogging about the new features of e(fx)clipse 1.0, including the ability to consume Non-OSGi-Artifacts from a maven repository, how he has improved the CSS editor to support JavaFX and third party libraries, the StyledText control, and of course he has blogged that e(fx)clipse 1.0 has now been released.
- Felipe Heidrich, a colleague of mine in the JavaFX team, presented this week on JavaFX text rendering, which I know is a hot-button topic for many people. You will be pleased to know that the video recording is now available online for you to watch.
- Niels Gundermann has updated his JavaFX 3D Editor project to version 9, which includes support for animations.
- I put out a new release of Scenic View for JavaFX 8.0 and above – this is likely to be the last (or second to last) developer preview, depending on the bug reports received. Please download it and give it a try.
- Tomas Mikula has put out a summary page that compares the three main JavaFX controls that are designed for code editing. It is great to see the community working on this, and it would be great to see some coming-together of the projects to perhaps consider working together, rather than duplicating effort. A rich text editor (rather than the existing HTMLEditor) is something that is planned for JavaFX 9, so having a community project that works towards this, with a view to integrating into OpenJFX in the future, would be hugely beneficial!
- Jens Deters continues to improve his MQTT.fx project, this week releasing version 0.0.6 which includes a bunch of nice new features.
- Rob Terp has posted an interesting blog, and video, on monitoring real-time commodity prices using JavaFX, NetBeans RCP, and Camel.
- Yakov Fain has a post about JavaFX event handling and property binding.
That’s all folks! Catch you next week
August 11?! It’s getting close to JavaOne now – I hope everyone is well underway with their preparations. Sadly I’m not yet started, but I’m sure I’ll get organised in time! A bunch of great links awaits you this week. Keep up the great work folks, and keep on making the Java desktop community proud – we’re all in this together.
- Tom Schindl continues to blog about new features in the upcoming release of e(fx)clipse 1.0. This week he has posted about e(fx)clipse support for generating JavaFX Properties accessors, support for LayoutPanes control via CSS, a CSS gradient editor, and drag and drop for e4/JavaFX applications. Tom is doing excellent work here, and continues to contribute back to the JavaFX community via OpenJFX. All I can say is that if anyone is looking for JavaFX support, he is an excellent person to reach out to.
- I am so pleased to see that Johan Vos and his fellow authors have announced that their book, Pro JavaFX 8, has finally been released. Whilst I haven’t yet read the 8.0 iteration, I have read earlier editions of this book and it is an excellent way for people both new and already familiar with JavaFX to increase their skills and to learn new tricks.
- Speaking of Johan, he has also just posted documentation on how to use the NFC functionality on most Android devices from within JavaFX applications that are deployed onto Android devices.
- Adam Bien has released afterburner.fx 1.6.0, a 2.5 class MVC framework. The main feature of this release is asynchronous loading of views and presenters.
- The ReportMill blog has a post detailing their recent improvements to the SnapCode IDE debugger.
- Niels Gundermann has been working on a JavaFX-based 3D editor, and it looks pretty cool! Check it out on his blog.
- The developers behind TiwulFX 2 have posted a developer guide. TiwulFX is a library of components like JFXtras and ControlsFX. You should definitely check it out.
- Pedro Duque Vieira has been working on an FXML-friendly validation framework.
- William Antônio has posted part two of his series on ‘JavaEE, JavaFX and RFID‘.
- I was contacted by an organisation wanting to hire a JavaFX contractor in a full-time, year-long position. If you are interested, please contact me and I will pass along your details.
That’s all for this week. Catch you all again next week!