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3 07, 2017

JavaFX Tip 26: Go Dark – The “Darcula” Theme

By |July 3rd, 2017|JavaFX, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

I am a big fan of IntelliJ IDEA and use it every day for the various projects I work on. One thing I like a lot is the dark theme called "Darcula". I like it because it looks cool and because of the low contrast it is better for my eyes. When you stare at [...]

30 06, 2017

Invalid JavaFX Scroll Event Deltas?

By |June 30th, 2017|JavaFX|0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: this bug is now officially being tracked in the Java bug tracker. I noticed today that the delta values provided by the JavaFX ScrollEvent object seem to be invalid at the end of the scroll event cycle. The absolute value of those delta values becomes bigger again even though they should end up [...]

8 05, 2017

JavaFX Real-World Apps: Monastery Disentis

By |May 8th, 2017|Java, JavaFX|5 Comments

Finally the first "JavaFX Real World Apps" post that actually covers an "app" and not an "application", meaning the first JavaFX application in this series that was designed for mobile devices and not the desktop. The application is simply called "Monastery Disentis". It was developed by cnlab in Switzerland. It can be used by visitors [...]

13 04, 2017

Interview on jaxenter.de

By |April 13th, 2017|CalendarFX, FlexganttFX, JavaFX, Speaking|0 Comments

I was interviewed by Hartmut Schlosser of jaxenter.de last week and this week the article was published (in German) on their website. You can find it here: https://jaxenter.de/javafx-java9-javascript-56083. The interview was embedded in the "JavaFX Sixpack" series that tries to evaluate the potential of JavaFX. Hartmut was kind enough to also include information on my two commercial JavaFX [...]

5 04, 2017

JavaOne Rockstar Award

By |April 5th, 2017|DLSC, Speaking|0 Comments

I had already been informed a few weeks ago that I won one of the JavaOne Rockstar awards but today the award finally arrived. After planting a tree, building a house, marrying, having kids, and now this award there are probably not many achievements anymore waiting for me to unlock them. No wait .... mission accepted: [...]

24 03, 2017

JavaFX Animation Tool

By |March 24th, 2017|Java, JavaFX|0 Comments

Ok, I guess it is time to let you in on a little secret. The last three months or so I worked on a private project with the goal to create a tool that would allow me to easily create animations for Java desktop applications. JavaFX contains fantastic support on the API level for doing animations [...]

2 03, 2017

JavaFX Tip 25: Use FXSampler!

By |March 2nd, 2017|CalendarFX, FlexganttFX, JavaFX, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

The Problem As a framework developer it is essential to have an easy way to individually test the appearance of and the interaction with each custom control. I really hate it when I first have to open five different screens before I finally get to my new control so that I can test it. Not only [...]

28 02, 2017

JavaLand 2017

By |February 28th, 2017|Speaking|0 Comments

I will be attending and presenting at the JavaLand conference this year (Brühl, Germany, March 28th - 30th). Alexander Casall and I will be giving our "JavaFX Real World Applications" talk where we will showcase a bunch of JavaFX applications that are "out there".  

1 02, 2017

JavaFX Tip 24: Custom Layouts for Performance and Flexibility

By |February 1st, 2017|CalendarFX, Java, JavaFX, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

I just finished a two month sprint on advancing CalendarFX and getting it ready for release 8.4.0. One focus of this sprint was on performance. There are many things that can influence performance but when it comes to JavaFX the number of nodes in your scenegraph and CSS styling are top candidates for optimisation. After reviewing the custom controls [...]

31 01, 2017

CalendarFX 8.4.0 Released

By |January 31st, 2017|CalendarFX, JavaFX|0 Comments

I would like to inform you that version 8.4.0 of CalendarFX has seen the light of day today. You can download it here. The first thing you will notice is the different version scheme. CalendarFX now uses the target Java version as its first number. In this case 8. With Java 9 lurking around the [...]