27 10, 2014

2015: The Year When JavaFX Takes Over

By |October 27th, 2014|ControlsFX, FlexGantt, JavaFX, Swing|4 Comments

  I must say that I very much enjoy using Google trends to evaluate the importance of a technology and to see what its future will look like. So today I ran a comparison between "Java Swing" and "JavaFX". The result shows two things: once we enter the next year JavaFX will be more relevant than [...]

5 11, 2012

Collapp: First Release / Looking for Testers

By |November 5th, 2012|Collapp, Java, Swing|2 Comments

I finally managed to release a first version of Collapp, a solution for collaborative project planning, and now I am looking for testers / early adopters. I have been working on it on and off for the last couple of years. In part to learn more about JEE and in part to continue work on [...]

10 05, 2011

The Best Swing Look & Feel: BizLaf

By |May 10th, 2011|Collapp, Java, Swing|12 Comments

I recently started using the look and feel library BizLaf of Centigrade GmbH (Germany) and I have come to the conclusion that, after 13 years of programming Swing UIs, this is by far the best look and feel library for Java that I have ever used. Reason enough to blog about it and to share my [...]

28 01, 2011

Collapp Sponsor Search

By |January 28th, 2011|Collapp, FlexGantt, Java, Swing|3 Comments

I have been working on Collapp on and off for some time now and made a lot of progress, but it is still not production quality. To change this I am now trying to find a sponsor for this project. I really need to get paid so that I can commit the necessary time to [...]

15 05, 2010

Collapp / MacWidgets @ JavaOne 2010

By |May 15th, 2010|Collapp, FlexGantt, Java, Swing|0 Comments

I have been notified this week that my talk about "Attractive and Portable MacOS X Swing Clients for J2EE" has been accepted for JavaOne 2010 in San Francisco. The conference takes place in September and I will try hard to have a feature-complete application to show as a case study. Please let me know if [...]

20 01, 2010

Collapp – Collaborative Project Planning

By |January 20th, 2010|Collapp, Java, Swing|9 Comments

This blog talks about Collapp, a collaborative project planning software solution written in Java / Swing. Collapp takes advantage of MacWidgets, a framework for creating applications that fit nicely into MacOS X.

14 01, 2010

Advanced Java Webstart Login Dialog

By |January 14th, 2010|Java, Swing|12 Comments

How Java Webstart fails once again ... after all these years.