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 Swing but JavaFX will not be that relevant either. I think this is totally wrong. Based on the feedback I am getting from the community and also on the projects that I had contact with I foresee a rapid increase in JavaFX usage (and Google [...]
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 FlexGantt (online demo), a framework for creating Gantt charts. I believe that I have now reached a point where a bigger group of people could take Collapp for a ride. Anyone interested can now try the online demo or download the full installation. The online demo allows [...]
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 thoughts. Prologue For the last 2 and a half years I have been working on my very own software project called "Collapp" for collaborative project planning. I have made it my mission to make it one of the most professional looking applications ever written [...]
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 this project. Collapp is a solution for collaborative project planning. Its goal is to have project leads and project team members all use the same tool. This way everybody is always informed about the current state of the project. Users can be members in [...]
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 you are also attending JavaOne and would like to meet me there to discuss concepts, cooperations, contracting, consulting, UI stuff, Collapp, FlexGantt, etc...
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.
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