Can you believe that January 2018 is already almost over?!
Hello everyone! Apologies for the radio silence for so long – I’ve received many emails from people worried I had disappeared into a black hole 🙂 It’s just been super hectic around here – Christmas, new years, a lot of travel – but now things are settling down and I can get back into the groove of posting these links again.
- Gerrit Grunwald continues to do amazing things with JavaFX charts. He has posts on a “Florence Nightingale inspired Coxcomb Chart“, Nested Bar Charts, and Stream Charts.
- Glazed Lists 1.11.0 has been released.
- ScraM has been updated: “Kids and adults alike can make games of all kinds in ScraM. With a drag-and-drop designer (built with JavaFX), ScraM makes coding fun and
easy. Get it all here
, and watch videos here
- Dmitry Kan has announced a new release of Luke, a “toolbox for analyzing and maintaining your Lucene / Solr / Elasticsearch index on low level.”
We’re definitely heading into the holiday season now – the link count is decreasing as people prepare to take some much-deserved holidays!
It is crazy that we are already in December. Soon it’ll be the festive season, and I hope everyone takes the time to relax and unwind. This week there are only a few links to note, so enjoy 🙂
- Gerrit Grunwald has worked on Sankey charts for his Friday Fun Component. They look very nice 🙂
- Chris Seikatsu has announced Dyn2d, “a 2d rendering package for JavaFX. It’s more than just a game engine. With Dyn2d you can turn your JavaFX application into an interactive experience.”
- Thomas Nield has announced nullable binding feature for RxJavaFX.
- To indulge me, I announced this week that following my leaving of Oracle, I am now happy to announce that my new role is at Microsoft, as a senior cloud developer advocate working to grow Java on the Azure cloud.
A relatively quiet week in desktop Java land, but definitely no less interesting! 🙂
A small list of links this week, but I hope you enjoy nonetheless 🙂
Firstly, a thank you to everyone who pinged me after my announcement that I was leaving Oracle – I received a huge number of emails of appreciation. My ego is now sufficiently inflated – thanks everyone 🙂 Anyway – it’s the start of another week, so here is another batch of links for you to enjoy! 🙂
- David Gilbert has released a new project called JFreeChart-FX that contains the JavaFX extensions for JFreeChart, and alongside this a new version of JFreeChart (v1.5.0) that aligns with this new project as a dependency. This improves the JavaFX support in JFreeChart. Simultaneously, David has made a new release of FXGraphics2D (a small API that allows Java2D code to be reused with the JavaFX Canvas) that removes some private API calls so that it can be used with JDK9.
- Gerrit Grunwald has posted about smoothed charts in JavaFX. Very nice.
- Renato Athaydes has updated LogFX, a simple Log reader supporting color highlighting and able to handle giant files.
- yWorks has a new release of yFiles for JavaFX. This is a commercial diagramming framework.
A little bit of an interesting week this week!
Due to excessive levels of travel in the past week, I was unable to pull together the links for last week. I have tried to keep track of the links as best as I could, but I apologise if I miss any today. Please, let me know and I’ll be sure to post them next week.
Sorry about the lack of links last week. With everyone returning from JavaOne there wasn’t a great deal of news, so I decided to carry it over a week. But, here we go – enjoy 🙂