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 [...]
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 [...]
This week I had the pleasure to give my JavaOne 2016 presentations at JUG Poznan in Poland. I compressed all three talks into a two hour talk and I think it worked out well and gave the attendance a good idea what can be accomplished with JavaFX technology. Sebastian Pozoga, a member of JUG Poznan, [...]
Alexander Casall and I will be presenting our JavaOne 2016 talk "JavaFX Real World Apps (Revisited)" at the JavaFX Meetup Zurich on February 7th 2017. For more information and to register for this event please visit the meetup page. The second iteration of this talk covers a total of 18 applications that have been developed [...]
I am very happy to announce that Gerrit Grunwald and Hendrik Ebbers will be giving several presentations at our JavaFX Meetup in Zurich on December 13th. People interested in attending can register here. Agenda 1. Dynamic client / server applications with JavaFX and the Open Dolphin Platform (Hendrik, 20 minutes). 2. The dark and Light Sides [...]
The JavaOne session schedule is online and now shows the exact times of the presentations that I am involved in. You can get the full listing by following this link.
At this year's JavaOne conference in San Francisco I will be presenting a session called "JavaFX Tips and Tricks". This talk will be based on the posts in my blog. However, I have a feeling that there are many more nice tips and tricks out there that should be mentioned in this presentation. So I am asking [...]
I just received a very nice screenshot of the NCO application of Emirates Airlines. They are now using the new QuadGanttChartLiteContainer class that was added to FlexGanttFX 1.6 and it looks very polished. Please have a look yourself.
A new entry in the "Real World Applications" series. This time it is SkedPal, an application for managing a busy person's life intelligently. I have been consulting the SkedPal team in matters related to JavaFX and also when they made the decision to start using the CalendarFX framework for their calendar requirements. Below you can see [...]
Version 1.6 of FlexGanttFX has been released today. It contains the usual bug fixes and minor enhancements but also several new controls. It can be downloaded here. Gantt Chart Lite When doing some consulting at Emirates Airlines in Dubai the users and I came to the conclusion that the Gantt chart in their application doesn't [...]