JavaFX links of the week, October 24

It’s another public holiday here in New Zealand today, so hopefully I churn this post out in record time. Anyway – a heap of great links this week (including a few I missed last week). Enjoy! 🙂

  • Gerrit Grunwald had two posts I missed last week – they are two more of his ‘Friday Fun’ posts. This time he has built a weather widget and a cool-looking timer control.
  • Jeff Frieson has an article about read-only properties in JavaFX. The article lacks a little clarity, so I was a little reticent to include it. The biggest issue is the fact that the methods are not final (although the class is, but I worry people won’t notice this). The methods not being final provides a huge issue if subclasses try to override the getter / setter methods and include logic (because then there are two code paths – setting via the setter and setting via the property method – and they do not overlap, resulting in unexpected behaviour at runtime. The standard rule applies – when creating getter / setter / property methods, always make them final.
  • Michael Hoffer has released ScaledFX 0.4.
  • A Kickstarter project has been started to fund a JavaFX version of the webs flexbox layout. It seems like the code (which already exists in some form) will be made available in the (currently empty) github repo should the funding be reached (otherwise presumably it will remain closed source). For those of you who didn’t attend JavaOne, the development of a flexbox layout for JavaFX was something that was proposed for a future JavaFX release (JDK 9 update or, more probably, JDK 10).

JavaFX links of the week, October 17

A quiet week this week, but there are a few good links for you to check out:

  • David Gilbert has released FXGraphics2D 1.5, an update to his library that provides a bridge from Java2D to the JavaFX Canvas.  This release provides an option (via rendering hints) to use the JavaFX text measurement API instead of the AWT equivalent.  This gives better results for text placement in JFreeChart.
  • Jeff Martin has posted a short video demonstrating the UI builder abilities of his SnapCode software, which can deploy to the desktop and browser.
  • Samir Hadzic has a blog post about TreeTableView and sorting.

JavaFX links of the week, October 10

A number of interesting links this week. Enjoy!

JavaFX links of the week, September 26

JavaOne is over for another year! I hope those of you that attended had a great time, learned a lot, and managed to attend some of the parties in the evening. There are a number of good links this week, so I’ll only very quickly cover them, especially as I have a lot of catching up to do after being away for a week!

JavaFX links of the week, September 12

JavaOne is now officially on our doorstep! This time in a week the conference will be kicking off and it’ll be yet another gathering of like-minded Java developers. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone over there for another week of catching up and learning about the latest developments. If you spot me around the place, be sure to come up and say hi 🙂

Speaking of JavaOne, because of it don’t expect a post next week – it is always quite hectic, and whilst I’ll judge it on the day, there is a high probability that there won’t be a links post next week.

  • I released ControlsFX 8.40.12, which includes a number of new features and many bug fixes. Kudos goes to the whole ControlsFX team who keep this well-oiled operation ticking over, and as always, welcome to the new contributors who bring new ideas to the project. This year Eugene and I decided not to present on ControlsFX (like we have the past two or so years), but I didn’t want everyone to go without a new release just because JavaOne wasn’t forcing a release 🙂
  • Adam Carroll has announced that VocabHunter v1.0.17 has been released.
  • Thomas Nield has announced RxJavaFX 0.2.0 has been released, which includes CompositeObservable with Transformer functionality.