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16 11, 2015

When to use JavaFX instead of HTML

By |November 16th, 2015|Java, JavaFX|14 Comments

The one question that JavaFX aficionados like myself are facing over and over again is the question when (or why) to use JavaFX instead of HTML (5). Here are my two cents on it: You should use JavaFX if .... ... you are interested in robustness / quality. JavaFX is Java! You will be able to implement your entire application [...]

23 10, 2015

JavaFX Real-World Apps: EIZO CuratOR Caliop

By |October 23rd, 2015|Java, JavaFX|4 Comments

JavaFX Real-World application number four is called Caliop. It is the frontend of the CuratOR solution developed by EIZO for operating rooms in hospitals. The frontend runs on wall-mounted consoles and allows the operating team to look up information about a patient, control the routing of various video sources to different monitors, record videos, take photos [...]

22 10, 2015

JavaFX Real-World Apps: Emirates Airlines Network Capacity Optimization

By |October 22nd, 2015|FlexganttFX, Java, JavaFX|2 Comments

Emirate Airlines' "Network Capacity Optimization" (NCO) is the subject of this fourth installment of the "Real World Apps" series. For reference here are the first three: Mint Media: Training and Resource Management AISO: HRC-Matic European Broadcasting Union: NEOS NCO was developed to allow the dispatchers at Emirates Airlines to optimize the usage of their plane [...]

19 10, 2015

JavaFX Time Spinner Hack

By |October 19th, 2015|Java, JavaFX|1 Comment

A while ago I hacked the JavaFX spinner control to use it for entering a time (hour and minute). When doing so I noticed that the spinner API actually already had most of the stuff needed to do this but support for entering time was never finished. If I remember correctly I only had to [...]

8 10, 2015

CalendarFX at ComponentSource

By |October 8th, 2015|CalendarFX, Java, JavaFX|0 Comments

I am very happy to say that CalendarFX is now also available for licensing via ComponentSource, a global vendor for software components. They have also been distributing FlexGantt for Swing and FlexGanttFX for JavaFX for some time now. CalendarFX page at ComponentSource

24 09, 2015

CalendarFX Released

By |September 24th, 2015|CalendarFX, Java, JavaFX|4 Comments

Finally! After one and a half years of on and off development work on CalendarFX I finally managed to wrap it up today and to make it available for download and licensing. If you want to take it for a spin simply visit http://www.calendarfx.com and download the distribution. The download is feature complete and only requires [...]

21 09, 2015

JavaFX Real-World Apps: AISO HRC-Matic

By |September 21st, 2015|Java, JavaFX|4 Comments

Application number three in the "Real-World JavaFX Apps" series is a heavy-duty data entry application backed up by a relational database called HRC-Matic. It is being developed by AISO in Geneva. AISO is a company specialised in developing business applications based on JavaFX. They are also working on the application presented in my first blog in [...]

16 06, 2015

JavaFX Tip 20: A lot to show? Use Canvas!

By |June 16th, 2015|Java, JavaFX, Tips & Tricks|5 Comments

There seem to be two kinds of JavaFX applications: the first one is using a scene graph with nodes and CSS styling, and the second one is using a single canvas. However, it is perfectly legal to mix these two approaches. Especially when your application has to show a lot of detailed information where you would easily end up [...]

5 06, 2015

JavaFX Tip 19: Watch Your Skin

By |June 5th, 2015|Java, JavaFX, Tips & Tricks|4 Comments

A common mistake that I do over and over again is that I put certain code into the skin class of a custom control while it should have been inside the control class itself. I just noticed this again when going through the list of bugs filed for the PopOver control of ControlsFX. I contributed [...]

18 03, 2015

CalendarFX (EA) for JavaFX 8

By |March 18th, 2015|CalendarFX, Java, JavaFX|4 Comments

I am happy to announce the immediate availability of CalendarFX for JavaFX 8 (EA), a framework for creating professional calendar user interfaces for any type of application. The framework provides views for showing calendar entries for a given day, week, month, or year. Several sources (e.g. Google calendar) can be registered with each source consisting [...]