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January 2016

JavaFX Real-World Playlist

By |January 4th, 2016|

I finally found some time to create a YouTube playlist with all the "Real-World" JavaFX applications that Alexander Casall and I presented at JavaOne 2015. Maybe you can find some inspiration. The videos show the following applications: EIZO - Curator Caliop Emirates Airlines - Network Capacity Optimization AISO - HRC-Matic Business Registry European Broadcasting Union [...]

December 2015

JavaFX: The Power of CSS

By |December 19th, 2015|

I recently presented the NEOS application that was developed for the European Broadcasting Union. Now that a few weeks have passed the UI has been polished and a lot of work was invested into styling it via the CSS support of JavaFX. I really like the results and thought it would be good to show you. [...]

JavaFX Tip 22: Autosize (Tree) Table Columns

By |December 10th, 2015|

One of the first things mentioned as a "missing feature" in the JavaFX "Missing Features Survey" was the ability to auto-resize columns in tables / tree tables. It is correct that there is no public API for it, but when you pay close attention then you will notice that there must be code for doing this [...]

Survey: JavaFX 8 Missing Features

By |December 10th, 2015|

UPDATE: THE SURVEY HAS FINISHED. One sentence that I hear quite frequently when discussing JavaFX with other developers is that JavaFX "does not do XYZ" or "does not support XYZ". Often they list features that are indeed available in other technologies / frameworks. To get a better understanding of these "missing features" I thought it would be [...]

Cool: JavaFX in the Browser!

By |December 1st, 2015|

I had a nice long talk today with the guys from Sandec (sandec.de). They were showing me their product called "Centralized Java (CJ)". With this solution it is actually possible to run a JavaFX application in a browser (for now it works best with Chrome). The website javafx-samples.com shows several demos that are using this [...]

November 2015

JavaFX is Here to Stay!

By |November 30th, 2015|

The last week has seen some discussion on the web related to the future of JavaFX. Many people got the impression that JavaFX will be put on ice by Oracle. This was primarily caused by a blog post written by Shai Almog (Codename One) called "Should Oracle Spring Clean JavaFX". It was  "inspired" by a blog that I [...]

“JavaFX Real-World Apps” JavaOne 2015 Presentation Online

By |November 20th, 2015|

I just uploaded our JavaOne 2015 presentation "JavaFX Real-World Apps" to the CalendarFX homepage. The file is pretty large (> 400 MB), which is the reason why it isn't available on the official JavaOne pages.

When to use JavaFX instead of HTML

By |November 16th, 2015|

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 [...]

October 2015

JavaFX Real-World Apps: EIZO CuratOR Caliop

By |October 23rd, 2015|

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 [...]

JavaFX Real-World Apps: Emirates Airlines Network Capacity Optimization

By |October 22nd, 2015|

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 [...]