Java desktop links of the week, June 17

Another week, another bunch of links. Enjoy! 🙂



  • Jide Software has announced the release of version 3.5.6 of their suite of libraries. This release appears to be mostly a bug fix release, with a large number of bugs fixed.
  • Mario Torre has posted on how to use Font Awesome in Swing applications. Mario describes Font Awesome as follows: “The idea is pretty clever, basically embedding SVG descriptions of icons inside a true type font so that they can be referenced by their unicode id. So you basically can add to your web page with just the magic of a little CSS, those fantastic icons anywhere a font could go.”

Catch you all next week!

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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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