Java desktop links of the week, August 14

  • Tom Schindl has published a new JavaFX UI testing tool.
  • The Oracle Technology Network has published an article by Johan Vos about building JavaFX-based mobile applications for deployment on iOS and Android.
  • Jamie Macaulay is blogging about a cool-looking JavaFX app called PAMGuard, which is a program which detects whales and dolphins acoustically. Another cool example of JavaFX being used in the wild.
  • Peter Rogge has released Lib-Tile 0.2.0. The main feature of this release is the rework of the api so that it is now possible to create reduced, mixed or your own TileSet.

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.”

Java desktop links of the week, July 31

A relatively quiet week this week:

  • I released ControlsFX 8.40.13, a major update to ControlsFX with a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. Also, I put out a few interesting stats, most notably that the last release of ControlsFX, 8.40.12, was downloaded over 153,000 times since it was released. That’s pretty amazing!
  • The JavaFX Documentation Project continued to receive more submissions and grow in volume. If you have some insightful JavaFX knowledge or a blog post you think should be included, please create a pull request!
  • Carl Walker has posted about scrolling game backgrounds in Kotlin and JavaFX.
  • Peter Rogge has continued development on his lib-database-objectdb and lib-action projects this week.

Java desktop links of the week, July 24

Ok – lets dust the cobwebs off this blog huh? Sorry about the silence folks, it’s been quite hectic around here with some travelling and conference distractions, as well as a huge amount of other stuff going on. Anyway, hopefully the worst is behind and I can get back to what is important! 🙂 Apologies if I missed your link – let me know and I’ll be sure to include it next week.

  • Dirk Lemmermann has posted about ‘going dark‘ with a darcula-inspired theme in JavaFX. This is one of those amazing things people don’t always understand about how JavaFX UI controls work – with only a very minor amount of CSS, the entire UI can change style considerably.
  • Florian Brunner has released Drombler FX 0.10. This version is mainly a bug fix release and especially fixes some issues on Macs.
  • Almas Baimagambetov continues to put out releases of FXGL – his JavaFX game library.
  • Peter Rogge continues to make releases of his lib-preferences library, ‘for easy storing simple data to a Preferences.properties file in a JavaFx & Maven desktop application.’
  • Mohammad Hossein Rimaz has a post about ‘Nonsense Mathematics to Awesome Visualization‘ where he creates cool-looking JavaFX visualisations.

Java desktop links of the week, July 3

I know I say this every few weeks – but <insert month here> already?! Time flies when you’re busy coding!