Java desktop links of the week, September 30

Well, JavaOne is over and people are returning back to their home countries, hopefully energised and excited about where Java is heading. For that reason the amount of news this week is understandably light, but nonetheless, let’s get into the news.


  • You can watch the JavaOne Strategy Keynote, JavaOne Technical Keynote and JavaOne Community Keynote videos online now.
  • Jasper Potts has posted a video of the chess robot demonstrated at JavaOne last week. The interesting thing about this chess robot is that it is running with a Raspberry Pi and the software is coded in Java.


  • Hendrik Ebbers has posted slides and details from his talks at JavaOne (along with Claudine Zillmann and Johan Vos). Firstly, Claudine and Hendrik have a post about getting emoji’s into JavaFX applications. Secondly, Hendrik has posted the slides from his “Let’s get wet” talk that he and Claudine presented regarding their AquaFX skin and CSS research. Thirdly, Claudine and Hendrik announced Flatter, which is a new CSS style for JavaFX designed for touch screens and embedded devices. Finally, Johan Vos and Hendrik presented on DataFX, which is “the best way to get real-world data into your JavaFX application”.
  • Michael Hoffer has published a YouTube video summarising his JavaOne tutorial on ‘Creating Amazing Scientific Visualization Tools with JavaFX 8‘. It’s a good (and long) video, and well worth watching.
  • Jim Laskey has blogged about how to implement setInterval and setTimeout JavaFX functions in JavaScript so that they may be used from Nashorn.
  • yWorks have announced yFiles for JavaFX, which is a (commercial) library that allows you to create JavaFX diagramming applications that use the full range of possibilities provided by the JavaFX framework.

Catch you all next week! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Java desktop links of the week, September 30”

  1. I was totally excited when I saw the second section with all those links, excited about swing! But then I realized it was all JavaFX =(

    1. If there were Swing news to report I would include it. I don’t make the news, just gather it into one place. Feel free to start making Swing news and then I would report it 🙂

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