Java desktop links of the week, March 7

It’s March already?! It seems time is flying past these days, yet there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. For those of you too busy to scour the web for Java desktop links then, I hope I can be of some help! πŸ™‚ This week we have some blog posts on what people are finding out about JavaFX 2.0. As always, feel free to email me any links you may have!


  • Alan O’Leary blogged about the WebView component in JavaFX 2.0 EA, and integrating it within a Swing application. This has long been a request of developers in the Swing world – and so this may be a viable option for many projects.
  • Following up on this, Aljoscha Rittner blogged about integrating JavaFX 2.0 EA with the NetBeans Platform to get the best of both worlds. His example embeds the WebView inside a NetBeans-based application. I wish I’d see someone take the time to create a fully JavaFX-based application framework πŸ™‚
  • Steven Herod, author of the TwitterFX application, has blogged about his first impressions of JavaFX 2.0 EA. He has spent the last few weeks working on a new JavaFX 2.0-based TwitterFX client, and seems impressed by what is coming in JavaFX 2.0.
  • I picked up on an example Adam Bien gave of TableView, slightly tweaking it to show an alternative means of populating the cells of the TableView.

That’s us for another week – see you in a weeks time!

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Jonathan Giles is a 32 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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