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July 2016

JavaFX Real-World Apps: SkedPal

By |July 13th, 2016|

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 [...]

FlexGanttFX 1.6 Released

By |July 12th, 2016|

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 [...]

JavaOne 2016 Presentations

By |July 12th, 2016|

Four of my talk proposals were accepted, so I will be talking about these things at JavaOne this year: JavaFX Tips and Tricks [CON1379] Dirk Lemmermann, DLSC This session presents an extensive list of tips and tricks that will make every developer better at coding JavaFX-based user interfaces. Topics include advanced clipping, working with the [...]

May 2016

FlexGanttFX 1.5 Released

By |May 27th, 2016|

The maintenance release 1.5 of FlexGanttFX has been released today. It contains several bug fixes and enhancements. The complete list can be found below. To download this version simply follow this link. Release Notes - FlexGanttFX - Version Release 1.5.0 Bug [FLEXFX-198] - Activity link is shown incorrectly when one of the activities is out [...]

New Company Logo

By |May 20th, 2016|

I am happy to announce that I finally found the time and the willingness to invest into a new logo for my company. You can see it above :-)

Real World Apps @ JUG Bern

By |May 19th, 2016|

I will be joining Michael Inden tonight at his JavaFX workshop for JUG Bern and will use the opportunity to present the JavaOne "JavaFX Real World Apps" presentation. I hope the attendees will find the applications inspiring and convincing enough to start their own development efforts based on JavaFX.

JavaFX Meetup Zurich with Gerrit Grunwald

By |May 15th, 2016|

The JavaFX Meetup Group in Zurich will meet on Tuesday evening. Gerrit Grunwald will give a presentation about custom controls. The talk will cover his Medusa framework and his famous "Friday Fun Components". For more information please visit our meetup page.

New Website

By |May 15th, 2016|

I am happy to announce that I finally managed to consolidate all 5 JavaFX-related websites of mine into one. It can be found at http://www.dlsc.com. The websites in question are: This blog "Pixel Perfect" FlexGanttFX.com CalendarFX.com FlexGantt.com DLSC.com

April 2016

JavaFX Missing Features Survey: CSS

By |April 19th, 2016|

In the last post of the Missing Features Survey series I said that this post would be about missing features in CSS and FXML. Now it turns out that the survey submissions did not contain any valid FXML issues. So I will focus on CSS only. These are the CSS features that were reported missing: Full [...]

JavaFX Missing Features Survey: Performance & Quality

By |April 12th, 2016|

I take it as a good sign that the categories "Performance" and "Quality" have not seen a lot of submissions in the "Missing Features Survey". Performance In the survey the performance of JavaFX was compared with the performance of Swing and people noticed that JavaFX is slower than Swing. I personally have yet to find [...]