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 09, 2015

JavaFX Real-World Apps: MINT TRMS

By |September 16th, 2015|FlexganttFX, JavaFX|3 Comments

The second real-world JavaFX application that I was involved with was developed by MINT Software Systems, a company located in Kiel, Germany. The focus of their application is on training and resource management for companies in the aviation industry (airlines). MINT is actually the reason why I got involved in JavaFX development. In early 2013 they asked [...]

10 09, 2015

JavaFX Real-World Apps: European Broadcasting Union

By |September 10th, 2015|FlexganttFX, JavaFX|6 Comments

I have the privilege to present several JavaFX Real-World Apps at JavaOne this year together with Alexander Casall, who works for Saxonia Systems in Dresden. In preparation of this talk we sent out a questionnaire to our customers and partners and asked them a few questions related to their project, their application, and their use [...]

18 06, 2015

JavaFX Tip 21: Animate!

By |June 18th, 2015|CalendarFX, JavaFX, Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

When developers try to sell the switch from Swing to JavaFX to their superiors they often say that the user interfaces will look better and more modern. However, to really deliver on this promise I believe that one can not just rely on the improved look and feel of the built-in controls of JavaFX but [...]