JavaFX links of the week, February 13

  • Gerrit Grunwald is doing awesome work on TilesFX, this week improving the sizing strategy to not waste space as the tiles area is resized.
  • Tom Schindl has added support in e(fx)clipse for Java 9 – great work!
  • Dirk Lemmermann has posted about the benefits of writing custom layouts in JavaFX for performance and flexibility reasons. As the JavaFX UI controls tech lead, one of the core things I spend a huge amount of my time on is custom layouts, and I agree that it is an incredibly useful skill for people to have. It opens up a world of possibilities to getting exactly what you want, and often times is a far quicker way of creating the look you want, compared with using multiple nested layout containers!

JavaFX links of the week, February 7

A day delayed today, as New Zealand celebrated another public holiday yesterday. In any case, better late than never, so enjoy 🙂

JavaFX links of the week, January 30

Apologies for not posting last week – it was a public holiday on Monday (when I normally write and publish these posts), and it slipped my mind until too late in the week. Anyway, here are all the links that you might have missed in the last two weeks – enjoy 🙂

JavaFX links of the week, January 16

  • Kevin Rushforth posted to the openjfx-dev mailing list encouraging everyone to start testing their software on JDK 9, because a lot has changed in there with regards to modularisation, removing impl API, etc. It is critical that bugs be reported now and not after release, so get testing!
  • Florian Brunner has released Drombler FX 0.9. Drombler FX is a modular application framework for JavaFX.
  • Gerrit Grunwald has done another of his ‘Friday Fun’ releases, this time combining the world map control with the heat map control he has previously built, and the result is pretty cool!
  • The AdoptOpenJDK project has a jitwatch project written with JavaFX that analyses and visualises the Java HotSpot JIT compiler.
  • Chris Newland has released part three of his DemoFX performance testbed / demoscene callout 🙂 The YouTube video of it is very cool…

JavaFX links of the week, January 9

Another year already! I hope everyone had a good break over the holiday period. I know I did, although I have to say I wish it were longer! In any case, I’ve been away on holiday and not keeping a close eye on the latest Java desktop news, so apologies to people who worked hard and who I have missed. Please email me and I’ll be sure to include you next week.

JavaFX links of the week, December 19

I’ve spent the last two weeks crammed inside a steel tube doing a full trip around the world bringing JavaFX joy to developers everywhere 🙂 Because of this, I missed out on posting the links for the last few weeks, and equally bad, I became so busy during that time I couldn’t keep track of things that happened. Therefore, I apologise in advance if I missed your news from the last few weeks. Please email me to let me know, and I will include it next week.

JavaFX links of the week, November 28

  • Thierry Wasylczenko has been working on JStackFX, which provides a user interface to analyse thread dumps generated by the Java jstack tool. It looks very nice!
  • Edvin Syse has released TornadoFX 1.5.8, which includes a heap of improvements and some new controls such as a slideshow component.
  • Alessio Vinerbi has released an updated version of his open source AnchorFX docking framework for JavaFX. This looks very nice.
  • Jens Deters has released MQTT.fx 1.3.0, which includes the results of hard work on stability and performance improvements, along with some UI additions.
  • Tom Schindl has two posts this week. Firstly, he has created a ‘SashPane‘ for JavaFX that has slightly different characteristics compared to the JavaFX SplitPane, and secondly he has a short post on some performance improvements he has introduced into e(fx)clipse to deal with reparenting nodes in the scenegraph.

JavaFX links of the week, November 21

A few nice links this week – enjoy!

JavaFX links of the week, November 14

  • Christoph Nahr has blogged about JavaFX pane clipping, which is a very useful read for anyone wanting to put content inside a pane and clip it properly – with or without borders. This content was also added to my FXDocs project (for slowly building up a JavaFX ‘book’).
  • Samir Hadzic has blogged about the new zoom feature he has added to the SpreadsheetView control, as part of ControlsFX.
  • Gerrit Grunwald has created a cool clock skin for his Medusa project.
  • A Markdown Writer FX project has been created to write markdown using JavaFX. This is a nice project, and it is nice to see editors exist for both markdown and asciidoc, both written in JavaFX.
  • I interviewed two teams of students from Massey University on their use of Gluon Mobile in their team projects. The first team interview has now been published.
  • Thomas Nield has released RxJavaFX 0.3.0, with a number of improvements.
  • Manuel Mauky is working on the advanced bindings project for JavaFX.
  • Markus Falkhausen is working on creating class diagrams for JavaFX.

JavaFX links of the week, November 7

Lots of good links – enjoy!

  • Jens Deters has released FontAwesomeFX 8.13, with updated icon fonts and other bug fixes.
  • Jens has also released MQTT.fx 1.2.0 recently, which includes bug fixes and some new usability improvements.
  • Davild Gilbert has released an updated Orson Charts library. Orson Charts is “an open source 3D chart library for JavaFX and Swing. This release adds a change notification mechanism for the XYZSeriesCollection dataset, generics for classes throughout the API plus upgrades to the FXGraphics2D and JFreeSVG dependencies (bringing in bug fixes and other improvements).”
  • Adam Carroll has released VocabHunter 1.0.18.
  • Christoph Nahr has written a class diagrammer in JavaFX.
  • Nicholas Jensen has written Drop Bay, an encrypted notes application built with JavaFX.