JavaFX

How to set up a DataFX application

A lot of people start using DataFX in small projects without a build file and by doing so they sometimes use old builds. Because of that I will give you some hints how to setup a project that is using DataFX. DataFX builds Every stable DataFX build can be found at Maven Central. If you […]

DataFX Tutorial 6

In this tutorial I want to show how dynamic actions can be handled in DataFX. In all the last tutorials the actions are defined in the flow configuration or by using annotations. By doing so you can’t dynamically choose which action should be called when clicking a button for example. To do so DataFX provides […]

How to support Emojis (Part1)

Mostly all mobile application support emojis since some years. Later browsers and applications like twitter added global support for emojis. I think it’s time to have a deeper look at this funny icons and how a software can make use of them. Emojis and unicode Let’s start with a fact that is a big benefit […]

Concurrency in UI Toolkits (Part 1)

Today every UI toolkit that is not running in a browser needs an UI Thread the handle the repainting and the event handling of the UI. Examples for this kinds of UI Toolkits are iOS, Android, SWT, JavaFX or Swing. Each of this toolkits defines a thread that will handle all the ui specific calls. […]

Desktop & Embedded Application JSR

Today the JSR for Desktop & Embedded Applications has been started and I’m proud to be part of it. The main goal of this JSR is to define a specification for common issues and behaviors that are shared between most desktop applications. This contains the following topics: dependency injection via JSR330 common application structure application […]

Hand drawing effect with JavaFX

Some days ago Thierry Wasylczenko blogged about 12 of his favorite JS libs. On of the libs is js-sequence-diagrams that I did know. By using the library you can draw sequence diagrams in a browser. I really like the hand drawn theme of the tool that draw all the diagrams like they are sketched with […]

Responsive Design for JavaFX

Once of the new APIs that I have shown at JavaOne was ResponsiveFX that can be used to add responsive design to your JavaFX application. ResponsiveFX is an open source project maintained by Canoo and will be published to Maven Central the next days. Responsive Design Today software must fit a wide range of devices. […]

New Desktop Application Framework & DataFX

Maybe you have mentioned that Andres Almiray is planing a new desktop application framework JSR. I had a chat with him some days ago at the canoo hq and we discussed some points of this project. In addition Andres gave me an introduction to Griffon and I showed him DataFX 8. One of the core […]