Java desktop links of the week, September 1

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!

JavaFX

  • 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! :-)

JavaOne Sessions

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!

Java desktop links of the week, August 25

Another week of links. Enjoy! :-)

JavaFX

  • 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!

Java desktop links of the week, August 18

A bunch of good links this week. Enjoy! :-)

JavaFX

That’s all folks! Catch you next week :-)

Java desktop links of the week, August 11

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.

JavaFX

That’s all for this week. Catch you all again next week! :-)

About

Jonathan Giles is a 29 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. He also blogs over at the FX Experience blog. Obviously, the opinions expressed here are his own.

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