Welcome to yet another Java desktop links of the week. There is, as seems to be the case these days, a heap of links. Hopefully you all find something of interest. Enjoy! 🙂
- More JavaOne presentations are available online at Parleys.com. One of the presentations I gave is now available online also (Custom UI Controls and Charts in JavaFX 2.0).
- Richard Bair posted to the openjfx-dev mailing list instructions on how to build the open source JavaFX UI controls code. It is likely that we’ll publish a slightly more proper version of these instructions that I will link to next week.
- The Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group has another meetup this week. This time it is Per Bothner presenting the JavaFX WebView component. As always, if you can’t be there in person they will be live-streaming the event, which often works well and is well-worth attending if you have the time.
- Dan Zwolenski has put up a blog titled “JavaFX and MVP – a smörgåsbord of design patterns“.
- For those who use gradle, there is now a JavaFX plugin available for it.
- Carl Dea has published his booked titled ‘JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example‘. I haven’t read the book, so I can’t offer any feedback on it yet.
- Eric Bruno has blogged about creating a custom JavaFX container.
- Jim Kay has blogged about ‘experiments in 3D in JavaFX 2.0‘.
- John Smith has created a jQuery-based DatePicker ‘control’ that you can use in your own JavaFX applications.
- Sam Howard has blogged about writing a PDF viewer in JavaFX 2.0. In a separate post, he announces the release of a NetBeans plugin that allows for viewing PDFs inside NetBeans, as well as the ability to convert PDF files into JavaFX scenegraphs. In a third link, Sam provides the download details for a JavaFX library that allows for viewing PDF files inside JavaFX.
- Geertjan Wielenga has put up a few JavaFX-related posts this week around integrating JavaFX with NetBeans. Firstly he talks about a docking framework and module system for JavaFX 2.0. In his second post he talks about enabling deeper integration of JavaFX 2.0 into NetBeans. Thirdly, Geertjan notes that JavaFX 2.0 (and most notably the ‘Henley Sales’ end-to-end sample) wowed JavaOne Latin America. Finally, Geertjan thanks JavaFX for providing an embedded browser for NetBeans.
- Dave Gilbert has put up another blog post discussing more new features in JFreeChart 1.0.14.
- Jide Software have released update 3.3.1 of their libraries.
Catch you all next week…