Johan's Blog

Mon 23 June 2014

It’s time to make a decision

For the Java Enterprise world, 2014 is the year in-between. The Java EE 7 spec has been launched last year, and the Java EE 8 spec won’t be released this year. At Devoxx, we’ll be looking back and forward. For some companies, it is time to decide when and how to migrate to Java EE 7. For the Java Community Process, it is time to decide what should go in Java EE 8.

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Tue 3 June 2014

Using the LeapMotion Controller in location-based software

In this second part of my blog series on location-based software in JavaFX, I use a LeapMotion controller to navigate a geo map.

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Fri 9 May 2014

Location-based software in JavaFX

This is the first part in a series of posts on location-based software using JavaFX. In this entry, we will show how you can easily provide basic map functionality in a JavaFX application, by using a mapserver that renders map tiles. We build a desktop application that allows users to zoom in and out, and to drag the map. Tiles will be loaded when required.

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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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