Java desktop links of the week, October 16

Sorry about the lack of links last week. With everyone returning from JavaOne there wasn’t a great deal of news, so I decided to carry it over a week. But, here we go – enjoy ūüôā

Java desktop links of the week, October 2

  • The big news in the last week is the release of Java 9, and with it updates to JavaFX. This is, of course, a major release which brings with it a lot of changes, mostly around modularity, but there is a huge amount of engineering effort in many less visible areas. I recommend all developers start exploring Java 9 as time permits.
  • With Java 9 out, the libraries we use all need to make the necessary changes to work under the Java 9. This week there have been a huge number of tweets and release announcements of updated versions of various libraries to support Java 9. Libraries in the Java desktop area that have announced Java 9 support include ControlsFX¬†and¬†FontAwesomeFX.
  • As well as libraries, Gluon has released an updated Scene Builder, for both Java 8 and Java 9.
  • Jens Deters has released a fix for MQTT.fx for a bug only present for users of MacOS High Sierra.
  • Thomas Nield has updated RxJavaFX with a minor release to tweak an API.
  • Gerrit Grunwald has returned to his tilesfx dashboard library, fixing some issues.
  • Andres Almiray has posted about¬†defining custom behaviour in FXML with FXMLLoader.
  • Jyloo Software has a blog post on the UI scaling support in Synthetica V3.

Java desktop links of the week, September 25

It’s the week before JavaOne, and it will be a very interesting week for attendees and those playing at home. Here’s the links from the past week (or two) related to Java client, enjoy ūüôā

Java desktop links of the week, August 28

Java desktop links of the week, August 7

  • Edvin Syse announced the release of TornadoFX 1.7.9.¬†TornadoFX is a lightweight JavaFX Framework for Kotlin.
  • Tom Schindl¬†announced the release of e(fx)clipse 3.0.0, which supports Java 9 and brings with it a host of other improvements.
  • Arnaud Hamon has put online some code to draw tree maps in JavaFX, using both the scenegraph APIs, as well as the Canvas node.
  • Almas Baimagambetov continues to improve FXGL – the JavaFX Game Library.
  • Peter Rogge continues to improve¬†Lib-Preferences, a library for easily storing simple data to a Preferences.properties file in a JavaFx & Maven desktop applications.
  • Roger Lacroix has announced the release of¬†MQ Visual Edit V2.2.0, a commercial app for “allowing users to view, manipulate and manage messages in a queue and/or topic of a IBM MQ queue manager and presents the data in a simplified format similar to a database utility or spreadsheet program.”