Howdy. Todays post should really be titled ‘Java desktop links of the past three weeks’, but I’m sure you’re aware that I was overseas and unfortunately too busy to do a proper post. Regardless, during that time I was still collecting links as best I could, and have posted them below. Due to the sheer number of links, I have only included the links of most relevance. Apologies if your link wasn’t included (although I may have also genuinely missed it). As always, if you want a link included, it’s best to flick me an email and I’ll include it in the next weeks post if it’s suitable. Right, let’s get on with the links!
- Jan Haderka announced that SwingX 1.6.2 was made available at JavaOne.
- Karl Schaefer has a post talking about a new component that is being incubated over at SwingX. It’s called the JXScrollMap, and basically offers an overview of the entire contents of a scrollpane. Try out the webstart demo to see what I mean.
- Mathieu Bastian has blogged about Gephi, which is an open source graph visualisation application built with NetBeans and JOGL.
- Jyloo Software have continued their series on the TableCellRenderer, with more advanced cell renderer examples.
- Gerrit Grunwald did a tonne of blog posts about his Steel series component set (of guages, etc), and his FXG converter tool.
- A (commercial) ‘rater’ component has been released. This component lets users rate something by selecting between zero and five stars.
The big news at JavaOne for us was obviously the announcement of JavaFX 2.0. I’ve got a tonne of links below, and it’s well worth reading the comment sections of most blog posts for further discussion and clarification.
- Oracle has published a roadmap that discusses the plans for 2010 and 2011 for JavaFX 2.0. Stephen Chin summarised this on his blog.
- Richard Bair posted about JavaFX 2.0, and also Swing integration with JavaFX 2.0.
- Amy Fowler has written up a ‘heartfelt ramble on Swing & JavaFX‘
- Stephen Chin and I did a talk at JavaOne to show you early demos of what JavaFX 2.0 could look like in alternative languages (as well as Java).
- For those mourning the loss of JavaFX Script, the Visage project has been announced. This is basically a fork of the open source JavaFX Script compiler, which will be targeted to work on JavaFX 2.0 once the API becomes available.
- Alex Ruiz has covered one of the exciting reasons we’re moving back to Java: the availability of heaps of tools designed to support Java.
- A number of blog posts covered the topic of JavaFX 2.0, but to save space I’ll just mention the author of each one here. The blogs were written by Simon Morris, Osvaldo Doederlein, James Sugrue, Mitchell Pronschinske, Nick Apperley, Will Billingsley, Max Katz, and Johan Vos.
- Kim Topley has put out the JavaFX Developer’s Guide, which is now available from Amazon and other bookstores.
- Johan Vos presented a few sessions at JavaOne, and has put up the code for your edutainment.
- Speaking of Johan, here is an interview he did whilst at JavaOne about RedFX.
- Stephen Chin has posted the slides from his two other talks from JavaOne on his blog. These cover JFXtras and ‘Building Enterprise Applications with JavaFX’.
- Pedro Duque Vieira has just released Modellus 5 beta 1. The interesting thing about this application is that it combines Swing and JavaFX very nicely.
- Josh Marinacci has released his own UI Toolkit called Amino. This forms the foundation of his Leonardo Sketch application.
- Mitchell Pronschinske has posted a blog talking about how MetaWidget 1.0 is coming soon.
Well, there’s a tonne of links in there – hopefully you found something interesting or useful! Now that I’ve spent the last two hours reading and writing these links, it’s time to get to work 🙂 Catch you all in a weeks time, where things will return to normal.