25 01, 2016

JavaFX Real-World Apps: PSI Advanced Scheduling and Monitoring

By |January 25th, 2016|FlexganttFX, Java, JavaFX|2 Comments

I am happy to announce that there is a new entry for the "Real-World Apps" list. The company PSI has developed an application for "advanced scheduling and monitoring". The software will be used by the manufacturing industry. The screenshots look quite polished and attractive. PSI is one of the earliest adopters of FlexGanttFX, my JavaFX framework for visualizing [...]

19 12, 2015

JavaFX: The Power of CSS

By |December 19th, 2015|Java, JavaFX|10 Comments

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. [...]

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 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 [...]