It’s been a stupendously long time since the last ‘weekly’ roundup, and for that I apologise profusely! I’ve been caught up doing a heap of travelling, getting sick, more travelling, and then trying to fit some work around the edges. Not to mention, I’m also trying to contribute a chapter on JavaFX UI controls to an upcoming JavaFX book. The end result of all of this is excuses and inability to do everything I try to obligate myself to do. On the upside, I’m a Java Champion now – that’s pretty cool, right? 🙂
Whilst I’ve been away I have been doing my best to track the Java desktop landscape, and so I have a lot of links to share today. I will be brief as I am writing this on a Sunday morning 🙂
- As always, Gerrit Grunwald has been super busy. I have no less than seven links to share! Firstly, Gerrit has created some iOS-style controls for JavaFX (useful if used in conjunction with Gluon Mobile, for example), and this code is available on GitHub.
- Gerrit has also been working on a bunch of improvements for TilesFX, his dashboard control for showing overview tiles to users. He has created a new ‘status’ skin, a bunch of other updates (e.g. background images) and bug fixes, some new colour schemes, a new release of TilesFX, and a YouTube video showing some new work on gradient interpolation in a bar gauge.
- Johan Vos has posted to the openjfx-dev mailing list about getting JavaFX 11 snapshots into maven sonatype. This is a great step for JavaFX, as it means that it can be developed at a fast pace and released directly to maven, where it can be added as a dependency in your applications – no longer are you tied to JDK releases.
- Speaking of deployment of applications, Florian Brunner has blogged about ‘the next generation of Java application deployments‘.
- Pedro DV has two posts about his JMetro project (to skin JavaFX UI controls to look like metro controls in Windows). Firstly, he has a recap and a new version announcement, and secondly he has a post about a metro style for the JavaFX TableView control.
- Thomas Nield has open sourced DirtyFX, a library for dirty state-tracking properties and collections for JavaFX.
- JavaFX Days is coming up in December. It’s a three-day conference in Zurich, Switzerland where you can learn all about JavaFX stuff!