A relatively quiet week this week – but I hope you enjoy nonetheless 🙂
- I finally got around to announcing ControlsFX 8.40.10 was available for download. This is yet another big step forward for the ControlsFX project, so thanks to all the contributors to it.
- An interview with Johan Vos was posted on YouTube recently, where he talks about JavaFX on mobile.
- Dirk Lemmermann posted the slides from his JavaOne talk titled ‘JavaFX Real-World Apps‘.
- Speaking of Dirk, he posted about ‘When to use JavaFX instead of HTML‘, and this was responded to by Shai Almog with his post ‘Should Oracle spring clean JavaFX?‘. I could talk at length about this topic, but all I’ll say is what I always say: no one knows the full extent of usage of JavaFX, and any claims to its success and failure are uninformed at best (and intentional FUD at worst). I’m in the fortunate position of having far more insight into what companies are doing than most and it amazes me what I see sometimes – the innovation and extent of work companies are doing is really inspiring. Therefore, I do suggest that people take some topics with a grain of salt, but I am presenting both sides for completeness.
At JavaOne the other week Eugene Ryzhikov and I announced the release of ControlsFX 8.40.10. Since I got back from JavaOne I have been meaning to announce the release, but never quite got around to it. Now that I have a few spare minutes, I am very pleased to bring this to the communities attention! 🙂
This release is primarily a bug fix release, but there are also a number of nice new features included. It is recommended that all users of previous releases upgrade to this release. This release is baselined on JDK 8u40, which means that we require at least that, but we have also ensured that this build works on more recent releases (notably 8u60 and above broke ControlsFX due to our use of internal API – we are no longer broken in 8.40.10).
As always, you can download ControlsFX directly from the main ControlsFX website, or else you can add it as a dependency in your preferred dependency management tool.
Finally, as I always stress when doing these releases – this release was a community effort and there are a lot of people to thank. At last count, there are over 90 contributors to ControlsFX these days, and this is incredibly pleasing.
Some great links this week – enjoy! 🙂
JavaOne is over and it’s time to get back into work. The good news is that JavaOne 2016 is in mid-September, so only ~10 months away now! 🙂 Here are the links that come out over the last few weeks whilst I’ve been away at JavaOne. I’m sure I’ve missed some but feel free to email them to me and I’ll include them next week.
Catch you all again next week.