Java desktop links of the week, October 31

Here we go for another week! 🙂 It seems the number of JavaFX links is really starting to pick up after JavaOne. The most notable news this week was that Oracle has started the open source discussion. Find all the details, and plenty of other interesting links, in this weeks Java desktop links roundup!




  • Josh Marinacci has announced the release of Leonardo Sketch 1.0. From the website: “Leo is a open source cross platform vector drawing tool built for designers and programmers. With Leo you can draw, diagram, and create presentations; then export your final work to a variety of formats including PNG, SVG, PDF, Java2D code, and JavaScript Canvas code; as well as sharing your work in progress with Twitter and Flickr.”

Hope you all enjoyed the links – catch you all 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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