- Gerrit Grunwald has released another little fun Friday component – a button that transforms into a progress indicator – very nice!
- Samir Hadzic has two posts this week. Firstly, he has a post about ‘close options for TabPane‘, and secondly, a post about the importance of image caching when dealing with lots of images in JavaFX.
- I released Scenic View 9.0.0, which should only be used by people actually running JDK 9 – because it won’t work under JDK 8!
A heap of great links this week. People don’t seem to be slowing down in the lead-in to JavaOne. I’m getting incredibly excited – I can’t wait to see you all again! 🙂
- Rob Terpilowski has posted about mapping directions with JavaFX using the GMapsFX directions API.
- John Sirach has posted an update about the PiDome client software.
- Gerrit Grunwald has created a cool looking CardNavigation control for his Friday Fun Component.
- Jens Deters has been working to add module support to the FontAwesomeFX project – very cool!
- Samir Hadzic (a major contributor to the ControlsFX project) has posted about answering the question ‘is my Stage visible?‘
- Edvin Syse has posted a video of a cool new feature he has developed on top of the JavaFX TableView – support for expanding rows (and replacing them with input fields). The only downside – it looks like it is baked into TornadoFX – it would be really cool to see this in Java in a project like ControlsFX.
- Edvin is also exploring the development of a data grid control – you can see another video of that in action as well.
- Peter Rogge has released Lib-Tile-Demo v0.2.0. In this release he has added the option for the developer to style the background colour with CSS. That mean it’s now possible to use a Linear- and/or RadialGradient colour for the background colour.
- Andrew Oliver has built ScraM, a Minecraft programming tool with a JavaFX drag-and-drop GUI.
I know I sound like a broken record, but it is now only four weeks until JavaOne. I’m quietly panicking over here in New Zealand about how much more I have to get done, and how little time I have to get it done in! I hope you’re all more organised than I am feeling right now! 🙂
- Adam Walczak has created and open sourced PDF Decorator, a JavaFX-based tool for adding watermarks and backgrounds to PDF files.
- Tom Eugelink has posted about adding support for repeating appointments in the Agenda control that ships with JFXtras.
- Gerrit Grunwald has posted yet another of his ‘Friday Fun Components‘.
- Thomas Nield is writing a free ebook covering RxJavaFX and RxKotlinFX in detail.
- Edvin Syse has posted a video demonstrating ‘zero install JavaFX themes with TornadoFX‘.
- Peter Rogge has released Lib-Tile-Demo 0.1.0. As he puts it, “this project is a demonstration application to show the features from the project Lib-Tile with it’s included sublibraries”.
- I have a final reminder for people attending JavaOne who are part of the Java desktop community – register now for the seventh annual Java Desktop Lunch, or you will miss out as numbers are limited and we are close to hitting the limit.
- Jyloo Software has released SyntheticaFX 0.8.1, which includes a number of new controls for JavaFX.
Things are getting quiet around here! As I say every year around this time, people must be starting to think about JavaOne and planning their talks, and open source projects and news tends to go a little bit quiet 🙂 It’s only a month to go until JavaOne now!
- Gerrit Grunwald has written an article on sharing your location with friends using the cloud (as well as JavaFX and Gluon on mobile devices).
- Peter Rogge has released ‘Lib-Tile’ 0.1.0. As he puts it: “Lib-Tile is a multi Maven project written in JavaFX and NetBeans 8.0.2 and provides the functionalities to use and handle easily Tiles in your JavaFX application. A Tile is per definition a little transparent Image which overlay a background-color or -image with the help of repetitions from the image in a layer.”
- There have been updates to a number of open source projects, including Medusa, RxJavaFX, the NetBeans IDE afterburner.fx plugin, and SmartCSV.fx.
- Otto Garcia has been working on Musicott, an application that manages and plays music files, and is written in JavaFX.
- Rob Terpilowski has a post about mapping an address with JavaFX using the GMapsFX geocoding API.
- Edvin Syse has been working on OSGi support in TornadoFX, his lightweight JavaFX Framework for Kotlin. He has posted a video as well.
- Andreas Billmann has posted a presentation on SmartCSV.fx (use your space bar to progress through the ‘slides’).
- Kamil Baczkowicz has released mqtt-spy 0.5.3. This release looks to resolve a few UI bugs, it seems.
Yikes, it’s August already – that means that JavaOne is now ‘next month’….that seems way too soon! 🙂
- Gerrit Grunwald has released a new version of his Medusa gauge library, as well as another of his Friday Fun Components (yet another gauge!)
- I did a guest post over at the Java Source blog about Java clients at JavaOne.
- Adam Carroll has posted about user interface testing with TestFX. A highly recommended read.
- Andreas Billmann has released SmartCSV.fx 0.4. The app is looking very nice and polished!
- Edvin Syse and Thomas Nield have been working on videos / code samples of TornadoFX / RxKotlinFX functionality. Firstly, Edvin has a short teaser video on TornadoFX. Secondly, Thomas has a short video as well as sample code showing integration of TornadoFX with RxKotlinFX.