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More fun with layered icons in javaFX

2015/09/18 - 09:04 in JavaFX, Layout & UI

2 days ago I showed the first demo of my layered icon component for JavaFX that copies the visualization of the new AppleTV icons. Yesterday evening I created some cool new layered icons based on this technology and recorded a video of the examples (I describe…


Layered images and icons with JavaFX

2015/09/16 - 23:20 in JavaFX, Layout & UI

Maybe some of you have seen the presentation of the new AppleTV. Apple always creates awesome UIs and for the new AppleTV the introduced an unique way…


How to create a responsive layout in JavaFX

2015/09/09 - 23:48 in JavaFX, Layout & UI

Some days ago I was asked at twitter about a responsive layout problem in JavaFX. Based on my work that I did with ResponsiveFX I was asked how I would…


Material Design in JavaFX

2015/07/10 - 15:34 in JavaFX

The last weeks I worked on a prototype to create a Material Design like UI with JavaFX. Google provides an awesome documentation about the Material Design and its guidelines. You can find an example here. I tried to recreate some of the Material Design layouts…


A quick overview to the DataFX MVC and Flow API

This is a short overview of the controller and flow API of DataFX that I have written for the JSR377 mailing list. If you want to discuss the architecture in general please add a reply to the mailing list. DataFX provides a MVC approach that adds a lot of…


JSR377 got green light to continue!

Today the Review Ballot Results for JSR377 (Desktop|Embedded Application API) were published. As you can see the JSR was well received: Spec lead Andres Almiray published the official web page for the JSR today. If you want to know more about JSR377 you should…


How to test your JavaFX application

2015/02/06 - 09:23 in DataFX, JavaFX

Sven Ruppert and I gave a talk about Testing for JavaFX at Coding Serbia. In this talk we show how you can test your JavaFX application by using TestFX and describe some patterns that are very useful when testing big applications. A detailed blog post about…


Concurrency in UI Toolkits (Part 2)

In the first post of this series I showed how Concurrency is handled in UI Toolkits and how a generic approach to work with the toolkit specific thread may look like. This ends in the following interface: https://gist.github.com/hendrikebbers/fa1cbd7a92a6841478c1…


An introduction to Open Dolphin

2015/01/29 - 12:47 in JavaFX

Last year I started to work at Canoo and some of you might know that Canoo provides the open source remoting middleware Open Dolphin. At the end of the last year I had the pleasure to work with Open Dolphin in a customer project. Based on the experience of…