Heaps of good links this week – enjoy!
- Johan Vos announced that JavaFX 11 early access builds are now available in Maven Central, and the final release is on track for release in September (with JDK 11). This is really cool as we are getting to the point where JavaFX is decoupled from and able to progress at its own pace, separate from the JDK. There is a short how-to document up on the Gluon website.
- Pedro DV continues to improve JMetro, adding support for TreeView, Tabs / TabPane, and context menu.
- Gerrit Grunwald has two posts this week. Firstly an anchor selector control, and secondly, on rolling gradients.
- Jordan Martinez has announced he is looking for someone to take over maintaining the RichTextFX (and related) projects, as he is moving onto other technologies and won’t have the time going forward. I hope someone steps up, as there is some really cool technology here and it would be a shame to see it abandoned.
- Andres Almiray has two blog posts this week. Firstly about creating aggregate JavaFX bindings, and secondly about using Sass in JavaFX (something that I know Gluon does also with Gluon Mobile).
- Dirk Lemmermann has another JavaFX tip, this time on masking / clipping / alpha channels.
- Tristan Deloche has open sourced Lyrebird, a free, open-source, cross-platform twitter client.
Here are the latest links. Enjoy 🙂
It’s been a stupendously long time since the last ‘weekly’ roundup, and for that I apologise profusely! I’ve been caught up doing a heap of travelling, getting sick, more travelling, and then trying to fit some work around the edges. Not to mention, I’m also trying to contribute a chapter on JavaFX UI controls to an upcoming JavaFX book. The end result of all of this is excuses and inability to do everything I try to obligate myself to do. On the upside, I’m a Java Champion now – that’s pretty cool, right? 🙂
Whilst I’ve been away I have been doing my best to track the Java desktop landscape, and so I have a lot of links to share today. I will be brief as I am writing this on a Sunday morning 🙂
- As always, Gerrit Grunwald has been super busy. I have no less than seven links to share! Firstly, Gerrit has created some iOS-style controls for JavaFX (useful if used in conjunction with Gluon Mobile, for example), and this code is available on GitHub.
- Gerrit has also been working on a bunch of improvements for TilesFX, his dashboard control for showing overview tiles to users. He has created a new ‘status’ skin, a bunch of other updates (e.g. background images) and bug fixes, some new colour schemes, a new release of TilesFX, and a YouTube video showing some new work on gradient interpolation in a bar gauge.
- Johan Vos has posted to the openjfx-dev mailing list about getting JavaFX 11 snapshots into maven sonatype. This is a great step for JavaFX, as it means that it can be developed at a fast pace and released directly to maven, where it can be added as a dependency in your applications – no longer are you tied to JDK releases.
- Speaking of deployment of applications, Florian Brunner has blogged about ‘the next generation of Java application deployments‘.
- Pedro DV has two posts about his JMetro project (to skin JavaFX UI controls to look like metro controls in Windows). Firstly, he has a recap and a new version announcement, and secondly he has a post about a metro style for the JavaFX TableView control.
- Thomas Nield has open sourced DirtyFX, a library for dirty state-tracking properties and collections for JavaFX.
- JavaFX Days is coming up in December. It’s a three-day conference in Zurich, Switzerland where you can learn all about JavaFX stuff!
A quiet week this week, which is fine for me as I get over a lingering flu. Enjoy! 🙂
Hi all. Sorry for the radio silence – I’ve been travelling for the last two weeks and it is hard to find the time to put into blogging. Here’s a recap of the links I found over the past few weeks – and apologies in advance to those of you whose posts I have missed. Please email me and I will be sure to include it next week.
A heap of links – enjoy! 🙂
- Slightly related, JPro have also announced their JavaFX-in-the-browser release. Unlike CheerpJ, I believe JPro works by having the application run on the server, and sends across SVG details to be rendered on the client. This places more burden on the server-side, and also results in some important restrictions (no FX event thread blocking for dialogs, etc, no statics in your app (because they will be shared among all users and clobbered or read in by different users), no additional stages can be created, etc). JPro host an array of demos running on their server if you’re interested.
- Johan Vos has blogged about creating a shell for prototyping scientific Java applications.
- Dirk Lemmermann has worked with a student team to create PreferencesFX. PreferencesFX “enables the developer to create preference dialogs with ease and creates well-designed and user-friendly preference dialogs by default.”
- Christoph Nahr has two posts this week. Firstly, a post about JavaFX being decoupled from Java SE 11. Secondly, a post on 3DViewer – viewing 3D objects in JavaFX.
- Mike Hearn has posted about building the React TicTacToe tutorial app in Kotlin/JavaFX.
- Jeff Martin has updated SnapKit Builder recently.
- GOXR3PLUS STUDIO have emailed me to say that they have “created a Chromium Browser in JavaFX and added it to XR3Player“. I was also informed about FX-BorderlessScene, an “undecorated JavaFX Scene with implemented move, resize, minimise, maximise, close and Windows Aero Snap controls.”
- Speaking of undecorated stages, Oshan Mendis has also created a library for doing this.
Hi all! Here are the latest links – enjoy 🙂
Howdy folks! Big news this week, so let’s just get into it.
- The big news this week was the announcement by Oracle that JavaFX is to be removed from the JDK from 11 onwards. This was covered in InfoWorld, and in a blog post and white paper by Oracle. In addition to JavaFX being moved to a module that is not shipped with the JDK, there were other Java client announcements made at the same time: Java Web Start and Applet technologies will also be removed from JDK 11 and future releases, and Swing / AWT, being a part of the Java SE spec, will continue to be supported through to 2026. For those of you forgetting the new release plan, JDK 11 is scheduled for release in September of this year. I have received a huge number of emails from people wondering what this means for JavaFX. The answer is – it is now in the hands of the community, with companies like Gluon stepping up to take on the load. You can choose to look at this optimistically (faster releases, easier contributions from community, etc) or cynically (another area that Oracle has abandoned and left the community in charge) – for me, I will write a blog post adding more detail about this as soon as possible.
- Eric Canull has posted code to GitHub for a JavaFX-based sorting animation app.
- Pedro Duque Vieira has updated his FXRibbon project to clean up API, etc.
- Christoph Nahr has posted about Windows GUI DPI scaling in 2018.