Java desktop links of the week, November 8

Here we go again with another week of Java desktop links. This week we have links for the following Java UI toolkits: Swing, JavaFX, Griffon, Amino and Pivot. Craziness! Let’s get into the links.


  • Rhiannon Liebowitz has posted two blog posts about custom Swing component development: transparency and insets.


  • As I’ve mentioned previously, Stephen Chin is presenting ‘JavaFX 2.0 With Alternative Languages and Visage‘ at the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group on November 10. This will be streamed live if you can’t be there in person. You can create an account at ustream (if you want to take part in the chat) and catch the action live at 7pm Pacific time (also, just note that the US left daylight savings time this weekend, so adjust your calculations as appropriate).
  • At the Java Posse Roundup earlier this year (before the JavaFX 1.3 release) there was a session on JavaFX. You can listen to this, or just read the summary by Peter Pilgrim.
  • A new JavaFX book has just come out which is written by two ex-Sun employees – Lawrence PremKumar and Praveen Mohan. It is titled ‘Beginning JavaFX‘, and is published by APress. Looking at the summary, it looks a little confused – mentioning JavaFX 2.0 but I’m sure that is a typo, going by the Google preview of the book (available from the previous link).



That’s that for another week. Catch you all in a weeks time with another round of Java desktop links.