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Wow! This week is by far the best week of links in a long time (sorry past weeks, but once you read through here I’m sure you’ll agree). There is so much going on now with Java on the desktop, and now on mobile platforms too (maybe these blog posts will need a name change soon) :-) I won’t spoil all the good details, but it is great to see things like professional services springing up for open source projects, blog posts from the likes of Intel and NASA, all the interesting progress on open source projects, and of course the progress towards getting JavaFX running on mobile platforms

I hope you agree, a good week of links! Catch you all next week, and keep up the great work everyone! :-)

A number of great posts this week! Enjoy! :-)

I hope that was useful to everyone! :-) Catch you all again next week!

A heap of links this week! Keep up the great work folks :-)

Catch you all next week.

Welcome all to another weeks worth of links. Enjoy :-)

Catch you all in a weeks time! :-)

A bunch of links this week. Enjoy! :-)


Catch you all in a week: same bat time, same bat channel! :-)

A relatively quiet week this week – it seems people are recovering after JavaOne, or getting prepared for all the Java-related conferences that seem to kick off this time of the year in Europe! :-) In any case, enjoy the links from the past week and I’ll catch you again next week with more :-)

  • The big news this week is that the OpenJFX project announced it is now fully open source (barring source code that cannot be open sourced as it is not owned by Oracle). This announcement came due to the release of the media source code.
  • With the recent release of ControlsFX 8.0.2, I interviewed Eugene Ryzhikov to introduce one of the main guys behind the project and to see where he sees the project going in future releases.
  • Stephen Chin has announced that he will be interviewing James Gosling again on Wednesday, October 23rd at 8AM Hawaii Time, which is apparently 11AM PST. As Stephen notes, “during this broadcast we will show some of the footage of his aquatic robots, talk through the technologies he is hacking on daily, and do Q&A with folks on the live chat. “
  • Pedro Duque Vieira has revisited and improved his Metro styling for JavaFX. It’s great to see people working on ‘native’ styles for JavaFX. We now have both a Metro and an Aqua style for JavaFX.
  • Geertjan Wielenga has posted about CaseLnk Case Management System, which is built using JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform.
  • Andy Till has published code for his floaty-field JavaFX component. You can see an animation at the previous link to better understand what this is all about.
  • The IDR Solutions blog has two posts this week. Firstly, George Perry posts about his three big takeaways from rewriting some of their Swing code in JavaFX. Secondly, Kieran France has posted about his experiments with JavaFX and Java 8, particularly around printing in JavaFX 8.0.

There is a bunch of great links this week. Enjoy! :-)

Keep up the really excellent work everyone, and I’ll catch you all in a weeks time :-)

A bunch of links this week – enjoy :-)

That’s all folks! Catch you all next week.

Well, JavaOne is over and people are returning back to their home countries, hopefully energised and excited about where Java is heading. For that reason the amount of news this week is understandably light, but nonetheless, let’s get into the news.


  • You can watch the JavaOne Strategy Keynote, JavaOne Technical Keynote and JavaOne Community Keynote videos online now.
  • Jasper Potts has posted a video of the chess robot demonstrated at JavaOne last week. The interesting thing about this chess robot is that it is running with a Raspberry Pi and the software is coded in Java.


  • Hendrik Ebbers has posted slides and details from his talks at JavaOne (along with Claudine Zillmann and Johan Vos). Firstly, Claudine and Hendrik have a post about getting emoji’s into JavaFX applications. Secondly, Hendrik has posted the slides from his “Let’s get wet” talk that he and Claudine presented regarding their AquaFX skin and CSS research. Thirdly, Claudine and Hendrik announced Flatter, which is a new CSS style for JavaFX designed for touch screens and embedded devices. Finally, Johan Vos and Hendrik presented on DataFX, which is “the best way to get real-world data into your JavaFX application”.
  • Michael Hoffer has published a YouTube video summarising his JavaOne tutorial on ‘Creating Amazing Scientific Visualization Tools with JavaFX 8‘. It’s a good (and long) video, and well worth watching.
  • Jim Laskey has blogged about how to implement setInterval and setTimeout JavaFX functions in JavaScript so that they may be used from Nashorn.
  • yWorks have announced yFiles for JavaFX, which is a (commercial) library that allows you to create JavaFX diagramming applications that use the full range of possibilities provided by the JavaFX framework.

Catch you all next week! :-)

JavaOne is underway! If you’re at the conference, have a great week, attend a bunch of sessions, but more importantly enjoy the hallway track. For those of you not at JavaOne, batten down the hatches if you’re on twitter and are trying to get work done this week! :-)

Catch you all in a weeks time!