DataFX 8 Preview 2

A second preview build of DataFX has been released today. In a few hours the build can be found at maven central. DataFX 8.0b2 contains the following modules: datafx-core: General classes, concurrency support, controller API (MVC) & basic data readers datafx-datareader: Implementations for the data reader API: REST, JSON, XML, JDBC, etc. datafx-ui: Some special […]

DataFX: The best way to get real-world data into your JavaFX application

Johan and I had a DataFX session at JavaOne this week. At the session we shown most of the core features of DataFX 2.0 and how you can use them in your application to connect your app to data services. Additionally we shown the controller & flow APIs. By using this APIs you can create […]

DataFX: ObservableExecutor Preview

Since December we are working on a new DataFX version. DataFX will provide a new low level API for multithreading and background tasks in JavaFX. With this API everyone can create new and custom DataSources that will fetch data in background and publish it to JavaFX properties (like you can do with the SwingWorker in […]

invokeAndWait for JavaFX

Swing offers the two methods SwingUtilities.invokeAndWait(…) and SwingUtilities.invokeLater(…) to execute a Runnable object on Swings event dispatching thread. You can read more about this methods here. As I currently know JavaFX provides only Platform.runLater(…) that is the equivalent of SwingUtilities.invokeLater(…). A “runAndWait” method doesn’t exist at the moment. While developing some DataFX stuff and my first […]

My first steps with JavaFX on Raspberry Pi

Today I started playing with my Pi & JavaFX. Even after a few hours I can say that this stuff really rocks! I created a screensaver as a first demo. The programm loads random pictures (2848 × 4288 pixel) and animates them on the screen: I used a experimental build of DataFX for loading and scaling all […]