Another quiet week as per usual in September (with JavaOne coming up soon).
It’s JavaOne season, and as always the link count drops down as people divert attention to their JavaOne slides. I can’t wait to hear how it goes for everyone – sadly I won’t be attending this year so I’ll be following through the twittersphere 🙂
- Tom Schindl has blogged about cross IDE dev support for “e4 on JavaFX”, stating that “we are almost there”.
- Carl Walker has blogged about setting the pivot point in a JavaFX ScaleTransition.
- Wim Deblauwe has posted about using JavaFX on Raspberry Pi 3 with Gluon.
- Rajeev Kumar Singh has posted about styling JavaFX applications using CSS.
- You can watch a video on a JavaFX app called Iris, which allows “rigorous experimentation and examination of the Cortical.io Retina API”.
- Following on from part one, the Oracle Technology Network has posted part two of Johan Vos’ series of articles on writing mobile applications for Android and iOS using Java / JavaFX and Gluon technologies.
- Uzair Shamim has written a post about using TestFX to write unit tests for JavaFX applications.
- Tom Lin has open sourced a library called GestureFX, which is a “lightweight gesture enabled pane for JavaFX.”
- Almas Baimagambetov continues to improve FXGL, the JavaFX game library.
- Tom Schindl has published a new JavaFX UI testing tool.
- The Oracle Technology Network has published an article by Johan Vos about building JavaFX-based mobile applications for deployment on iOS and Android.
- Jamie Macaulay is blogging about a cool-looking JavaFX app called PAMGuard, which is a program which detects whales and dolphins acoustically. Another cool example of JavaFX being used in the wild.
- Peter Rogge has released Lib-Tile 0.2.0. The main feature of this release is the rework of the api so that it is now possible to create reduced, mixed or your own TileSet.
- Edvin Syse announced the release of TornadoFX 1.7.9. TornadoFX is a lightweight JavaFX Framework for Kotlin.
Tom Schindl announced the release of e(fx)clipse 3.0.0, which supports Java 9 and brings with it a host of other improvements.
- Arnaud Hamon has put online some code to draw tree maps in JavaFX, using both the scenegraph APIs, as well as the Canvas node.
- Almas Baimagambetov continues to improve FXGL – the JavaFX Game Library.
- Peter Rogge continues to improve Lib-Preferences, a library for easily storing simple data to a Preferences.properties file in a JavaFx & Maven desktop applications.
A relatively quiet week this week:
- I released ControlsFX 8.40.13, a major update to ControlsFX with a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. Also, I put out a few interesting stats, most notably that the last release of ControlsFX, 8.40.12, was downloaded over 153,000 times since it was released. That’s pretty amazing!
- The JavaFX Documentation Project continued to receive more submissions and grow in volume. If you have some insightful JavaFX knowledge or a blog post you think should be included, please create a pull request!
- Carl Walker has posted about scrolling game backgrounds in Kotlin and JavaFX.
- Peter Rogge has continued development on his lib-database-objectdb and lib-action projects this week.
Ok – lets dust the cobwebs off this blog huh? Sorry about the silence folks, it’s been quite hectic around here with some travelling and conference distractions, as well as a huge amount of other stuff going on. Anyway, hopefully the worst is behind and I can get back to what is important! 🙂 Apologies if I missed your link – let me know and I’ll be sure to include it next week.
- Dirk Lemmermann has posted about ‘going dark‘ with a darcula-inspired theme in JavaFX. This is one of those amazing things people don’t always understand about how JavaFX UI controls work – with only a very minor amount of CSS, the entire UI can change style considerably.
- Florian Brunner has released Drombler FX 0.10. This version is mainly a bug fix release and especially fixes some issues on Macs.
- Almas Baimagambetov continues to put out releases of FXGL – his JavaFX game library.
- Peter Rogge continues to make releases of his lib-preferences library, ‘for easy storing simple data to a Preferences.properties file in a JavaFx & Maven desktop application.’
- Mohammad Hossein Rimaz has a post about ‘Nonsense Mathematics to Awesome Visualization‘ where he creates cool-looking JavaFX visualisations.
I know I say this every few weeks – but <insert month here> already?! Time flies when you’re busy coding!
- Peter-Josef Meisch has released mapjfx 1.13.1. mapjfx provides a JavaFX8 region containing a map, allowing to zoom, pan, and use markers. It uses OpenLayers as the map technology.
- Gerrit Grunwald continues to improve his TilesFX dashboard widgets library.
- Thomas Nield has released RxJavaFX 2.1.1, which is a minor release with one new feature.
- Jens Deters has released MQTT.fx 1.5.0, which includes new features and bug fixes. MQTT.fx is now ‘donation ware’ too – so if you make use of this app, be sure to buy Jens a coffee (or more!) 🙂
- Dirk Lemmermann has posted about invalid JavaFX scroll event deltas.
- There are a bunch of updated libraries / apps this week, including:
- William Antonio has blogged about k-means and decision tree using Weka and JavaFX.
- Oliver Milke has written about getting started with Gluon Mobile – running JavaFX apps on iOS and Android.
- Andres Almiray has written about writing JavaFX applications with Kotlin.
- Christoph Nahr has posted about Myriarch for Java – which “attempts a precise real-time simulation of pre-gunpowder tactical warfare.”