JavaFX links of the week, October 16

Sorry about the lack of links last week. With everyone returning from JavaOne there wasn’t a great deal of news, so I decided to carry it over a week. But, here we go – enjoy 🙂

JavaFX links of the week, October 2

  • The big news in the last week is the release of Java 9, and with it updates to JavaFX. This is, of course, a major release which brings with it a lot of changes, mostly around modularity, but there is a huge amount of engineering effort in many less visible areas. I recommend all developers start exploring Java 9 as time permits.
  • With Java 9 out, the libraries we use all need to make the necessary changes to work under the Java 9. This week there have been a huge number of tweets and release announcements of updated versions of various libraries to support Java 9. Libraries in the Java desktop area that have announced Java 9 support include ControlsFX and FontAwesomeFX.
  • As well as libraries, Gluon has released an updated Scene Builder, for both Java 8 and Java 9.
  • Jens Deters has released a fix for MQTT.fx for a bug only present for users of MacOS High Sierra.
  • Thomas Nield has updated RxJavaFX with a minor release to tweak an API.
  • Gerrit Grunwald has returned to his tilesfx dashboard library, fixing some issues.
  • Andres Almiray has posted about defining custom behaviour in FXML with FXMLLoader.