- Kevin Rushforth posted to the openjfx-dev mailing list encouraging everyone to start testing their software on JDK 9, because a lot has changed in there with regards to modularisation, removing impl API, etc. It is critical that bugs be reported now and not after release, so get testing!
- Florian Brunner has released Drombler FX 0.9. Drombler FX is a modular application framework for JavaFX.
- Gerrit Grunwald has done another of his ‘Friday Fun’ releases, this time combining the world map control with the heat map control he has previously built, and the result is pretty cool!
- The AdoptOpenJDK project has a jitwatch project written with JavaFX that analyses and visualises the Java HotSpot JIT compiler.
- Chris Newland has released part three of his DemoFX performance testbed / demoscene callout 🙂 The YouTube video of it is very cool…
Another year already! I hope everyone had a good break over the holiday period. I know I did, although I have to say I wish it were longer! In any case, I’ve been away on holiday and not keeping a close eye on the latest Java desktop news, so apologies to people who worked hard and who I have missed. Please email me and I’ll be sure to include you next week.
- Thomas Nield has written a free online book on ‘Learning RxJava with JavaFX‘. This covers RxJavaFX, which is RxJava bindings for JavaFX.
- Kotlin is becoming a more popular language, and there are a team of people working on a project called TornadoFX, which makes working with JavaFX a lot nicer. Edvin Syse has written much of the code, and recently has posted (at least) three posts on this subject. They are titled ‘Leveraging TornadoFX to the fullest‘, ‘TornadoFX runAsync with TaskStatus‘, and ‘Live hacking with TornadoFX‘. Ron Smits has a post also, titled ‘TornadoFX it’s also a CDI framework‘.
- Gerrit Grunwald has been very busy, releasing updates to a number of his open source projects: Medusa, TilesFX, and Regulators.
- Mohammad Hossein Rimaz has posted his ‘JavaFX in Action‘ slides online for others to learn from.
- Thierry Wasylczenko has released JStackFX 1.3. JStackFX is a tool for analyzing thread dumps.
- Almas Baimagambetov has worked on upates to his FXGL library – a JavaFX game engine.
I’ve spent the last two weeks crammed inside a steel tube doing a full trip around the world bringing JavaFX joy to developers everywhere 🙂 Because of this, I missed out on posting the links for the last few weeks, and equally bad, I became so busy during that time I couldn’t keep track of things that happened. Therefore, I apologise in advance if I missed your news from the last few weeks. Please email me to let me know, and I will include it next week.
- Gerrit Grunwald continues to refine his world map control with more functionality. He has also made a nice looking progress indicator, and a Medusa Sparkline skin.
- Christoph Nahr has released class diagrammer 2.1.0.
- Gluon released Scene Builder 8.3.0, with a number of nice enhancements related to mobile support.
- Jyloo Software released SyntheticaFX version 0.8.2. This release includes an extended TableView control, as well as an OptionControlBox control. Looks very nice.
- Tom Eugelink has blogged about his ResponsivePane work for JavaFX.
- Adam Carroll has released VocabHunter v1.0.19.
- Markus Falkhausen has released more JavaFX class diagrams.
- Thierry Wasylczenko has been working on JStackFX, which provides a user interface to analyse thread dumps generated by the Java jstack tool. It looks very nice!
- Edvin Syse has released TornadoFX 1.5.8, which includes a heap of improvements and some new controls such as a slideshow component.
- Alessio Vinerbi has released an updated version of his open source AnchorFX docking framework for JavaFX. This looks very nice.
- Jens Deters has released MQTT.fx 1.3.0, which includes the results of hard work on stability and performance improvements, along with some UI additions.
- Tom Schindl has two posts this week. Firstly, he has created a ‘SashPane‘ for JavaFX that has slightly different characteristics compared to the JavaFX SplitPane, and secondly he has a short post on some performance improvements he has introduced into e(fx)clipse to deal with reparenting nodes in the scenegraph.
A few nice links this week – enjoy!
- Adam Carroll has blogged about dependency injection in JavaFX.
- Samir Hadzic has written about dragging and scrolling automatically in the ControlsFX SpreadsheetView control.
- Gerrit Grunwald has two posts this week. Firstly, an industrial clock skin for his Medusa project, and secondly he has improved the world map project he blogged about previously to include a lower resolution version of the map to conserve memory, and to also visualise locations based on latitude/longitude.
- This week I was pointed to KubeFX, “an open source tool for working with kubernetes written in JavaFX.”