Johan's Blog

Sat 22 February 2014

Using Android API's in JavaFX.

In a previous blog entry, I talked about the JavaFX to Android porting project. Now that this seems to be on the rails, it's time for some more integration. In this blog post, I will quickly show how you can use the Android API's in your JavaFX application.

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Mon 20 January 2014

JavaFX and Android

JavaFX allows Java developers to create Java Client applications with compelling user interfaces, meeting todays demand. I think we can consider JavaFX to be stable on the desktop, and that is a very important fact. However, the IT industry in general is shifting from desktop to mobile. Platforms need to have an answer for this. That is why I started a community project for porting JavaFX to the Android platform a couple of months ago.

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Sun 29 December 2013

DataFX 2.0 is released

Yesterday, we launched DataFX 2.0. One month after releasing a developer preview, we feel it is time to promote the current code as a public release. We feel confident that with DataFX, JavaFX developers can easily connect their applications to back-end systems, and make sure data is visualized in a responsive, thread-safe way.

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Thu 26 December 2013

Committed to Open Source

When Oracle announced it would no longer offer commercial support for future versions of GlassFish, many people started to blame Oracle. More important than this particular example, I think it is about time that the software industry starts to re-think about how to work with Open Source developers and Open Source technologies.

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Committed to Java EE and GlassFish

It's been a roller-coast year for the Java Enterprise world. The Java EE 7 specifications have been released, and work has started on the Java EE 8 specifications. While 2 of the major Open Source implementations of the Java Enterprise specifications are surging (Apache TomEE and WildFly), the Reference Implementation of Java EE (GlassFish) got in the news because Oracle will not offer commercial support for the current version and next versions. However, my faith in GlassFish remains.

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Thu 21 November 2013

DataFX 2.0, developer preview release

Today, the DataFX team is very pleased to announce a Developer Preview build of the Open-Source framework DataFX. Using DataFX, JavaFX developers can easily integrate real-world data into JavaFX applications.

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Tue 3 September 2013

Writeback support in DataFX

DataFX 2.0 has a number of cool improvements over DataFX 1. It makes it even easier to populate your JavaFX applications with Enterprise data.

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Sun 2 December 2012

DataFX 1.0 released

Last week, we released DataFX 1.0. With DataFX, JavaFX developers can easily integrate internal and external data available in a variety of sources and protocol into JavaFX UI Controls.

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Thu 18 October 2012

Social Software as a Service

Over the past years, we at LodgON have worked on DaliCore, adding the concepts of User, Content, Group and Permission on top of the Java EE standard. Early this year, we open-sourced DaliCore and the project is since maintained at We are now providing hosted access to DaliCore, using DaliCloud, which we recently opened in private beta.

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Sun 11 March 2012

JavaFX 2 Chat application with RedFX 2

One of my favorite subjects is real-time communication. A chat component is one of the most basic forms of real-time communication. In the past, I've blogged about how to create a JavaFX 1.3 based chat application using a Comet Server. Meanwhile, we updated the internal Chat Application we are using at LodgON and it is now using JavaFX 2 and RedFX 2.

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