Apologies for not posting last week – it was a public holiday on Monday (when I normally write and publish these posts), and it slipped my mind until too late in the week. Anyway, here are all the links that you might have missed in the last two weeks – enjoy 🙂
Another year already! I hope everyone had a good break over the holiday period. I know I did, although I have to say I wish it were longer! In any case, I’ve been away on holiday and not keeping a close eye on the latest Java desktop news, so apologies to people who worked hard and who I have missed. Please email me and I’ll be sure to include you next week.
- Thomas Nield has written a free online book on ‘Learning RxJava with JavaFX‘. This covers RxJavaFX, which is RxJava bindings for JavaFX.
- Kotlin is becoming a more popular language, and there are a team of people working on a project called TornadoFX, which makes working with JavaFX a lot nicer. Edvin Syse has written much of the code, and recently has posted (at least) three posts on this subject. They are titled ‘Leveraging TornadoFX to the fullest‘, ‘TornadoFX runAsync with TaskStatus‘, and ‘Live hacking with TornadoFX‘. Ron Smits has a post also, titled ‘TornadoFX it’s also a CDI framework‘.
- Gerrit Grunwald has been very busy, releasing updates to a number of his open source projects: Medusa, TilesFX, and Regulators.
- Mohammad Hossein Rimaz has posted his ‘JavaFX in Action‘ slides online for others to learn from.
- Thierry Wasylczenko has released JStackFX 1.3. JStackFX is a tool for analyzing thread dumps.
- Almas Baimagambetov has worked on upates to his FXGL library – a JavaFX game engine.
I’ve spent the last two weeks crammed inside a steel tube doing a full trip around the world bringing JavaFX joy to developers everywhere 🙂 Because of this, I missed out on posting the links for the last few weeks, and equally bad, I became so busy during that time I couldn’t keep track of things that happened. Therefore, I apologise in advance if I missed your news from the last few weeks. Please email me to let me know, and I will include it next week.
A few nice links this week – enjoy!
Lots of good links – enjoy!
- Jens Deters has released FontAwesomeFX 8.13, with updated icon fonts and other bug fixes.
- Jens has also released MQTT.fx 1.2.0 recently, which includes bug fixes and some new usability improvements.
- Davild Gilbert has released an updated Orson Charts library. Orson Charts is “an open source 3D chart library for JavaFX and Swing. This release adds a change notification mechanism for the XYZSeriesCollection dataset, generics for classes throughout the API plus upgrades to the FXGraphics2D and JFreeSVG dependencies (bringing in bug fixes and other improvements).”
- Adam Carroll has released VocabHunter 1.0.18.
- Christoph Nahr has written a class diagrammer in JavaFX.
- Nicholas Jensen has written Drop Bay, an encrypted notes application built with JavaFX.
A number of great links this week – great work everyone! 🙂
- Andreas Billmann has a post about Kotlin and TornadoFX. The guys working on TornadoFX are doing huge amounts of work!
- Adrian Romero has been working on a pretty cool programmable calculator for mobile devices, making use of JavaFXPorts.
- Speaking of JavaFX on mobile devices and JavaFXPorts, Gluon has released Gluon Mobile 4.0.0, which includes a frankly insane number of improvements.
- Florian Brunner has released Drombler FX 0.8. Drombler FX is a modular JavaFX application framework. This release comes with support for ‘single instance’ applications, and an initial version of a data framework.
- Christoph Nahr has a post about the JavaFX Spinner control, and using it to spin through numbers.
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).