This release has been a long time in the making – I must apologise for the delays. However, today is the day that I am pleased to announce the availability of ControlsFX 8.40.9. This release is the first release to baseline on JavaFX 8u40, and brings with it hundreds of bug fixes and usability improvements. This release is not a major feature release, but don’t let that dissuade you from downloading and using in place of the previous releases. For those of you stuck on JavaFX 8u20, we’ve also released 8.20.9, but this will be the last ControlsFX release for JavaFX 8u20 – all future releases (for now) are baselined on 8u40.

The main champion of this release is Samir Hadzic. He has almost single-handidly brought this release to life, pushing hundreds of bug fixes, not just in his SpreadsheetView control, but across all of ControlsFX. So, from myself, Eugene, and the many thousands of developers and users of ControlsFX – a massive thank you to Samir! Other contributors to this release include (in no particular order): Dirk Lemmerman, Geoff Capper, Eugene Ryzhikov, Roger Terrell, Robert Lichtenberger, Anirvan Sarkar, Márcio Carneiro Rodrigues, Nicolai Parlog, Andreas Liebelt, Cole Markahm, Danno Ferrin, Jeff Plourde, Steffen Rachner, Jason Pollastrini, Lukasz Sliwinski, Ralf Schmitt, Thijs Walcarius, and James Denvir. On top of this is our excellent translation team, who translated this release into 23 languages. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed!

If you are unfamiliar with ControlsFX, you can get an overview of the main features. As always, you can download the latest release from, as well as find the latest release and hourly snapshot builds on Maven Central.

A quiet week this one – and apologies for the day delay in posting this, public holidays (as yesterday was) are distracting!

That’s all folks – see you next week.

It’s already late May – this year is racing by! Take some time out today to enjoy the following links :-)

A great set of links this week – I hope you enjoyed them. Catch you next week! :-)

Another round of weekly links – enjoy :-)

That’s all – catch you next week. Bye! :-)

A relatively quiet week this week, but there are a few interesting links worth reporting. Enjoy! :-)

That was quick! :-) Catch you all again next week.

Must….resist….May the 4th…..joke…..enjoy….links! :-)

Have a great week – and may the fourth be with you…dang! :-)

A few interesting posts this week. Enjoy! :-)

That’s all folks – catch you again next week!

A very quiet week in the JavaFX world!

  • The Gluon guys (as well as members of the JavaFX community, such as Jens Deters and José Pereda) have announced the availability of the open source ‘Down’ library, a sub-component of the forth-coming (and commercial) Gluon Charm library. Down is useful for mobile JavaFX application developers to create software that makes use of specific elements of the mobile hardware that they run on.
  • René Jahn has posted about ‘JavaFX + Android + Live Preview‘. This post talks about using their (commercial) VisionX product and its live preview feature, to develop JavaFX applications for Android (using JavaFXPorts) without having to deploy to the device for testing.
  • Chris Newland has posted a second ‘demo scene’ video created using JavaFX. It is really quite impressive seeing JavaFX put through its paces and not breaking a sweat at 60fps.

That’s all for this week. Catch you again in a weeks time! :-)

I missed last weeks post due to it falling on Easter Monday and not being around my computer. Therefore, this week there are a heap of links. Enjoy!

That’s all folks. Catch you next week! :-)

A very quiet week this week. One thing to note is that the JavaOne call for proposals is now open – so get your proposals in today!

That’s all! Catch you next week :-)