3 02, 2016

FlexGanttFX 1.4.0 Released!

By |February 3rd, 2016|FlexganttFX, JavaFX|0 Comments

I am very happy to announce that I have released version 1.4.0 of FlexGanttFX for JavaFX. This release contains bug fixes and small improvements. I am glad to say that FlexGanttFX has proven itself in the field and is operational in various large enterprise applications. Some of its more prominent users are: Emirates Airlines European Broadcasting [...]

25 01, 2016

JavaFX “Missing Features” Survey Results

By |January 25th, 2016|Java, JavaFX|0 Comments

I recently conducted a survey asking the community to tell me which features they are missing the most in JavaFX 8. The survey has been closed by now. It received over 100 submissions from various people, various companies, various industries. Overall the participants very quite satisfied with JavaFX so I would argue that the feedback [...]

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 [...]

4 01, 2016

JavaFX Real-World Playlist

By |January 4th, 2016|FlexganttFX, JavaFX|1 Comment

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 [...]

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. [...]

10 12, 2015

JavaFX Tip 22: Autosize (Tree) Table Columns

By |December 10th, 2015|JavaFX, Tips & Tricks|2 Comments

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 [...]

10 12, 2015

Survey: JavaFX 8 Missing Features

By |December 10th, 2015|JavaFX|11 Comments

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 [...]

1 12, 2015

Cool: JavaFX in the Browser!

By |December 1st, 2015|CalendarFX, JavaFX|34 Comments

I had a nice long talk today with the guys from Sandec ( 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 shows several demos that are using this [...]

30 11, 2015

JavaFX is Here to Stay!

By |November 30th, 2015|JavaFX|9 Comments

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 [...]

20 11, 2015

“JavaFX Real-World Apps” JavaOne 2015 Presentation Online

By |November 20th, 2015|JavaFX|1 Comment

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.