Another week, another bunch of Java desktop-related links. Keep up the hard work people, and always feel free to email me or leave a comment about anything I may have missed 🙂
- Ken Orr keeps the Swing section alive this week, with a post on how to create a separated JList using GlazedLists. Having used GlazedLists myself in projects, I can vouch for it’s awesomeness. If you’re not using it, give it a whirl.
- Sten Anderson has two blog posts this week: the first is a review of the Pro JavaFX Platform book, and the second is his announcement that he has contributed his Music Explorer FX code to the JFXtras project.
- Speaking of the JFXtras project, Stephen Chin has blogged that the number of people contributing to the project is continuing to grow, and he has some details of the new contributions available to JFXtras users.
- I had a small part to play in this also, having just released my menubar code as part of the JFXtras project.
- Stephen Chin also has a post containing the slides and audio recording of a talk he gave at SDForum recently. In this talk he discusses JFXtras and WidgetFX. It’s well worth listening to if you have the time.
- At this talk, Stephen mentioned the MigLayout support in JFXtras for JavaFX. Dean Iverson is the guy behind it, and posted about it to detail how to build the form that Stephen showed.
- Carl Dea has put up the second part of his series discussing a JavaFX forms framework. This part covers the requirements and design of such a framework. For more context, have a look at part one of the series, which explains what a form framework is.
- James Clarke has a post detailing a NullPointerException he was encountering when using JMS. He provides a solution in his post on how to resolve this.
- Rakesh Menon has a post that details how to integrate JavaFX with YouTube so that JavaFX controls can be wrapped around a chromeless YouTube video.
- Jeff Frieson has continued his work on custom paints, and has written a very comprehensive article on java.net about it.
- Jim Weaver continues his series into developing BandmatesFX, adding a number of new bits of functionality / polish.
- Sergey Malenkov has a post showing off a ‘Score’ class he wrote in JavaFX, which is useful for games and applications that must show a count. Interestingly, the same Score class can be used to count in binary, octal, etc.
- Google announced this week that they have bought On2, the people behind the codecs used in JavaFX. How this plays out is anyones guess, but the JavaFX world appears to be pleased about it.
- Piliq.com posted a demo of a JavaFX ‘mini-map’ for a RTS game he is making. There is no code to see however.
- The Exadel blog has a post showing off the Seam booking demo using JavaFX.
- Phoenix (I wish people would use their actual names more often) has a post containing what he thinks are the 20 best JavaFX tutorials.
- Andres Almiray blogs about the release of GfxBuilder 0.2.
- Kirill Grouchnikov has been busy working on a new project called Project Granite, which is all about animation blueprints for SWT. He has a few example blog posts detailing main application window animations, load progress animations, and fading out Swing/SWT windows.
That’s us for another week. Catch you all next week.