Hi all, a bunch of really good links this week. I hope there is something of interest to you all – enjoy!
- Richard Bair posted an open source status update, and included some news about iOS and Android plans. It is important to note exactly what Richard is saying, which I think is fairly well summarised by Tom Schindl over on his blog. This was also covered by Dustin Marx, Slashdot, InfoQ and Parity News, among others.
- The session recordings from JavaOne 2012 are now available online for your viewing pleasure. There are a heap of JavaFX-related videos in there, so you’ve got plenty to watch as time permits!
- Hendrik Ebbers has posted a preview of the ObservableExecutor feature that is coming in DataFX.
- Daniel Zwolenski has released JavaFX Maven Plugin 1.4.
- Speaking of Maven, Florian Brunner has posted about how to use the JavaFX doclet with Maven.
- Tom Schindl also blogged this week about experimenting with the new JavaFX rich text support coming in JavaFX 8.0. He has essentially built a working source code viewer (with proper syntax highlighting).
- In yet another blog post, Tom posted about an upcoming feature in e(fx)clipse: a smarter JavaFX CSS editor. It looks very nice!
- Dustin Marx has two other posts this week. Firstly, he has blogged about GroovyFX, and secondly about styling JavaFX pie charts using CSS.
- I always enjoy seeing people discovering my APIs. This week Anton Epple showed the power of the pre-built cell factories that have been shipping with JavaFX since 2.2.
- Speaking of Anton, he has two other blogs this week. Firstly, he blogged about how he has created a minimal JavaFX presentation player in JavaFX itself (which makes it really easy to demonstrate JavaFX concepts). Secondly, he blogged about how he implemented the A* algorithm for pathfinding in his JavaFX tile game.
- Jim Weaver has a post on lambda’s in Java 8, and how they impact the code you’ll have to write for JavaFX user interfaces (when you’re using Java).
- Canoo have posted part six of their JavaFX abacus tutorial, this week focusing on styling the user interface.
- Björn has posted an update about the CaptainCasa JavaFX client, including details on a date picker, virtual keyboard, a scheduler and other updates.
- Speaking of virtual keyboards, another one has just been released on Github.
- mihosoft have posted a video of their scalable content functionality that they recently pushed to JFXtras. It’s quite interesting technology.
Catch you all in a weeks time