Hi all and welcome to another weeks worth of JavaFX links! It isn’t long until JavaOne comes around again, so everyone is in the traditional quiet phase whilst they work on their JavaOne talks. I’m sure it’ll be another great conference this year (and I can’t wait to see a bunch of you there!). Anyway, on with the news!
- The Java Spotlight Podcast interviewed a fellow member of the JavaFX team, Daniel Blaukopf. He is the Embedded Java Client Architect at Oracle, working on JavaFX embedded functionality.
- Speaking of JavaOne, there is a NetBeans community day happening on the Sunday. There will be plenty of talk about JavaFX, so I’ll be there. Geertjan Wielenga has written more about it at DZone.
- Also related to JavaOne, if you’re going and you’re a fan of Java desktop related topics, you might want to join Stephen Chin and I, along with a number of people from Oracle and the community, as well as one very special guest, at the fourth annual Java desktop lunch. If you’re interested, please register and we’ll be in touch.
- Gerrit Grunwald continues to develop his Steel Series gauges as part of the JFXtras project. This week he has blogged about a new simple gauge he has written, how easy it is to add touch support to his gauges, and finally a D/A clock based on a real-world clock.
- Danno Ferrin has blogged about how to style your custom UI controls.
- Part two of Jim Weaver’s ‘Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML‘ series is now available on OTN.
- Jim Gough also has three posts this week, firstly he blogs about improving animation performance if there are a number of nodes animating independently, secondly he has a review of the Pro JavaFX 2 book, and thirdly about cleanly closing FXML-based applications.
- José Pereda has blogged about developing a JavaFX-based weekly scheduler. This is actually a control I’d like to see developed – a proper calendar control with support for filling in your appointments, etc (so like what you have in Google Calendar or MigCalendar basically).
- A new blog I discovered recently has a bunch of posts on JavaFX, all written by someone going by the name NotZed. Posts include topics on writing a JavaFX slideshow app, creating a video cube, creating an ‘infinite drawing canvas‘, and finally he creates a smooth video list.
That’s all for this week – catch you all next week!