A heap of links this week, with a lot of talk about JavaOne that starts next week. It sounds like it is going to be a great conference, and I wish I could be there (but as noted previously there is a pretty valid reason why I won’t be). Anywho, enjoy the links, and for those going to JavaOne enjoy it – I’ll be following via Twitter and the blogosphere 🙂
- Java 7u40 was released this week, and along with that came a new release of JavaFX and Scene Builder. The JavaFX version was updated to 2.2.40, and Scene Builder was updated to 1.1. You can download Java / JavaFX and Scene Builder from the Oracle download site. The release notes for Java 7u40 and Scene Builder 1.1 are also available for your perusal.
- The Java Tutorials blog has a post titled “JavaFX 2.2.40 Documentation Introduces the New Deployment Features“.
- There is a video available on the GR8Conf Europe 2013 website of Dierk König presenting about enterprise desktop apps with GroovyFX and OpenDolphin.
- Adam Bien has been interviewed regarding his plans for JavaOne and his thoughts on JavaFX, etc.
- Christian Schudt has blogged about his DateAxis axis for the JavaFX charting library.
- ControlsFX 8.0.2 developer preview 2 was released this week, with a large list of improvements and bug fixes, including improved SpreadsheetView, improved Actions API, and icon font support.
- Hendrik Ebbers has blogged about the new DataFX Controller API (which will be talked about more at JavaOne next week).
- Carl Dea has blogged about a BOF he is involved in at JavaOne next week called “JavaFX, Widgets, and Apps, Oh My! Launching Frameworks for Platforms Large and Small“. If you are interested in this topic, this BOF is BOF2605 at JavaOne.
- Michael has blogged about his tutorial at JavaOne called “Creating Amazing Scientific Visualization Tools with JavaFX 8“. This is TUT6705 at JavaOne.
- Felix Bembrick has posted a JavaFX-based image pixelator (using lambdas).
- Andreas Billmann has two blog posts this week, where he details his GeoFroggerFX project (a geocaching application written in JavaFX). Firstly, he blogs about a video he has created showing GeoFroggerFX loading 11,334 caches with ease, and secondly he announces the second preview release of GeoFroggerFX.
- Andres Almiray has posted a Griffon plugin called dialogs-javafx, which has the goal to provide a set of reusable dialogs for JavaFX based applications.
- Pedro Duque Vieira has posted part two of his series on what’s new in Java 8. This post covers what might come in future releases, based on upcoming JavaOne talks.
- Sven Ruppert has three posts this week, titled ‘FullText – SearchBox for TableView Part I‘, ‘Where to find the cdi-commons and javafx modules?‘, and ‘11 lines of code for optimal col size (TableView)‘.
Swing / Java2D
- Dave Gilbert has released JFreeChart 1.0.16, which includes bug fixes and new features, and also can make use of new projects (JFreeSVG and OrsonPDF). You can read more about how JFreeChart uses these libraries in a separate blog post.
- Gamal Mateo let me know about ATaskBucket, which is a “Java Swing application that include JavaFX charts and other libraries such as: solr, tika to full text search; rome for rss reader and so on.”
That’s a heap of links! 🙂 Keep up the great work, and again, to everyone attending JavaOne: enjoy, and be sure to tweet every detail 🙂