Wow, July already. Time sure is flying these days. This week we have news for Swing, JavaFX and Griffon. As always, please feel free to flick me an email or a tweet to let me know of any news you want included. Let’s get on with the news!
- Nicolas Frankel has created a tutorial that introduces the Flamingo JRibbon component, which is a Swing-based implementation of the Ribbon component introduced in Microsoft Office.
- Tor Norbye blogged about not using implicit return types in public API declarations in JavaFX, and from my perspective, copped quite an unfair bashing for doing so. He also provided a NetBeans plugin for identifying this issue, and ‘quick fixing’ it. As for the comments on the post: I personally love implicit typing, but not when it is public API, for the reasons Tor identifies. It would suck to have to type :Void for every function and specify the type of all parameters in an overridden function. The language really isn’t broken.
- The Exadel JavaFX Plugin for Eclipse has been upgraded to 1.3.3. In addition to this they’ve blogged about the new ‘go to member’ feature added in 1.3.3.
- Johannes Schneider has announced that he has added his JavaFX2Java bridge to the JFXtras project (in a separate cloned repo). You can find out more about this bridge in another blog posting.
- The Oracle Technical Network interviewed John Jullion-Ceccarelli and Martin Ryzl, two of the managers behind NetBeans 6.9. They discussed the new NetBeans Composer tool for rapid JavaFX application development.
- Srikanth Shenoy has blogged about ‘Effective JavaFX Architecture‘. This is the first part of a series of posts he is promising to do.
- Eviware popped out of nowhere this week with their loadUI application for load-testing webapps. They’ve posted some videos and in general their app, built using JavaFX and Groovy, looks really impressive.
- Oracle announced that JavaFX is powering the Major League Baseball ‘fantasy baseball’ applications, although I haven’t yet seen it in action because I don’t live in the US or Canada (but you can go here to sign up, and presumably play).
- Andres Almiray has posted two sneak peeks at what is comming up in Griffon 0.9. They cover command line updates and application archetypes.
That’s it for another week folks. Catch you in a weeks time.