Java desktop links of the week, November 23

A relatively quiet week this week – but I hope you enjoy nonetheless :-)

  • I finally got around to announcing ControlsFX 8.40.10 was available for download. This is yet another big step forward for the ControlsFX project, so thanks to all the contributors to it.
  • An interview with Johan Vos was posted on YouTube recently, where he talks about JavaFX on mobile.
  • Dirk Lemmermann posted the slides from his JavaOne talk titled ‘JavaFX Real-World Apps‘.
  • Speaking of Dirk, he posted about ‘When to use JavaFX instead of HTML‘, and this was responded to by Shai Almog with his post ‘Should Oracle spring clean JavaFX?‘. I could talk at length about this topic, but all I’ll say is what I always say: no one knows the full extent of usage of JavaFX, and any claims to its success and failure are uninformed at best (and intentional FUD at worst). I’m in the fortunate position of having far more insight into what companies are doing than most and it amazes me what I see sometimes – the innovation and extent of work companies are doing is really inspiring. Therefore, I do suggest that people take some topics with a grain of salt, but I am presenting both sides for completeness.
  • Peter Rogge has released NetBeansIDE-AfterburnerFX-Plugin 1.1. The NetBeansIDE-AfterburnerFX-Plugin is a ‘NetBeans IDE plugin which supports the file generation in convention with the library afterburner.fx in a JavaFX project.’

Java desktop links of the week, November 16

Some great links this week – enjoy! :-)

Java desktop links of the week, November 9

JavaOne is over and it’s time to get back into work. The good news is that JavaOne 2016 is in mid-September, so only ~10 months away now! :-) Here are the links that come out over the last few weeks whilst I’ve been away at JavaOne. I’m sure I’ve missed some but feel free to email them to me and I’ll include them next week.

Catch you all again next week.

Java desktop links of the week, October 18

‘Twas the week before JavaOne and not a developer was stirring :-) Well, almost – there are still some interesting links this week. For everyone going to JavaOne I wish you safe travels and I look forward to seeing you all in a weeks time. For those of you unable to attend – keep an eye out on the usual places for all the latest news. I’ll not be doing my post next week, but I will try my best to recap when I return to New Zealand after JavaOne.

That’s all folks – see you on the other side of JavaOne.

Java desktop links of the week, October 12

Not long to go now until JavaOne! I’m really looking forward to heading over there again – it’s always nice to meet old and new friends. If you’re going to JavaOne be sure to come up and say hi! :-) There is a heap of interesting links this week – there is not the usual quiet period before JavaOne like in most years! Enjoy.

Catch you all next week!


Jonathan Giles is a 30 year old software engineer living in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Software Engineering, a Masters of Science in Computer Science, and is a Sun certified Java programmer. Jonathan specialises in Java, Swing, JavaFX and Client-Server development.

He is currently the tech lead at Oracle in the JavaFX UI controls team, and a Java evangelist. Additionally, Jonathan is an advisor at Gluon. Finally, he blogs over at the FX Experience blog. Obviously, the opinions expressed here are his own.


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