A relatively quiet week in the world of desktop Java, but hopefully you can find a link or two of interest! 🙂 Let’s jump into them…
- I interviewed Jim Clarke and Dean Iverson over on my other blog (FX Experience). These two are the developers behind the GroovyFX project, and give a good insight into what GroovyFX offers over-and-above programming with JavaFX 2.0 in Java.
- jojorabbit4 has put up part one of his series on JavaFX 2.0 CSS styling. This is a long and detailed read – well worth doing if you want to alter the looks of your JavaFX applications.
- Two few weeks ago I linked to a video of a zoomable user interface written in JavaFX. This week Bertrand Goetzmann has opened up the source code on his Grezi project. Of note is that Grezi is built using GroovyFX, and is already being used by people to public presentations.
Michael Bar-Sinai has open sourced (and put into public beta) his PanelMatic project. As he put it in an email to me “It is a library that helps creating panels common to forms (say, labeled fields, tables, all resizable) using fluent and intuitive syntax and minimal ( O(# of components) ) code. I’ve used it in production for some time now, and I’m confident it will make life easier for other developers as well.”
- Geertjan Wielenga has two blog posts of note this week. The first one gives a small code snippet to reduce the height of the Flamingo JRibbon component. The second post is a sample of an embedded database inside of a Swing application.
- Wolfgang Zitzelsberger has announced the release of Synthetica 2.13 and SyntheticaAddons 1.5. There are a number of new features in this release, including Synthentica support for NetBeans (and NetBeans-based client applications).
That’s that for another week. As always, feel free to email me links you want included – I appreciate the hints you all give me! Anywho, catch you all again in a weeks time 🙂