Welcome back to another week of Java desktop links. This week saw the final release of NetBeans 6.8, and a fair bit of interesting news, so without further ado, let’s get into it.
- Geertjan Wielenga recently spoke to Miguel García López about another NetBeans RCP application tasked with the management and exploitation of data recorded by their digital video based people counting system. Sound odd? Read the post to make better sense of their approach 🙂
- Tony Weston contacted me a few weeks ago wanting to let people know about his bizwiz application, which is freeware contact management/workflow software built for photo businesses. I suggested he start blogging about the technology behind it, and he’s just started it recently. Give his software a run, it’s not earth shattering, but does have a few interesting things – for example modal dialogs (preferences, etc) are done interestingly.
- Apparently a preview release of the NetBeans RAD tool is due out this coming week. This tool is a NetBeans plugin similar to the Matisse GUI Builder for Swing, but for JavaFX.
- Stuart Marks, one of my fellow team mates in the JavaFX controls team, continues his series on ‘that infernal scene graph warning message‘. It’s a must read if you want a glimpse into the thought process that goes on within the JavaFX team.
- The JFXStudio holiday coding challenge is nearly over – so get your entries in if you are working on something!
- After Richard Bair recently presented to the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group, Sten Anderson has announced that he is talking this week to the Chicago Java Users Group. Similarly, I’ll be presenting to the Auckland Java Users Group this week.
- Richard Bair also let us know that the Vancouver Olympics chose to use JavaFX in an application on their website.
- The Exadel blog shows how to run JavaFX SDK examples using their JavaFX plugin for Eclipse.
- A new JavaFX book appeared on the scene this week somewhat unexpectedly (i.e. no one at fxexperience.com knew about it, which is odd given we’ve all been involved in the reviewing of earlier JavaFX books). The book is titled ‘ JavaFX Special Effects: Taking Java RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements’, and Jim Weaver recently spoke to the author, Lucas Jordan.
- Alex Ruiz has created a new JavaFX Maven plugin. Give it a whirl and let Alex know what you think.
- Andres Almiray has reposted the fourth and final part of his series titled ‘Building Rich Swing Applications with Groovy’.
And that’s us for another week. Keep up the good work, and I’ll catch you all next week.