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JavaFX-Based SimpleDateFormat Demonstrator

One of the things that can be a little tricky for developers new to Java or even for experienced Java developers new to formatting with Java Dates, is the specification of a date/time format using SimpleDateFormat. The class-leve ...
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GWT and HTML5 Canvas Demo

This is my first experiment with GWT and HTML5 Canvas. My first attempt is to create rectangles, with just a few lines of code I came up something like this:Code:public class GwtHtml5 implements EntryPoint { ...
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JavaFX 2 vs. HTML5 for RIA

These days, we are starting a new project for realizing a Rich Internet Application (RIA). One of the first questions is: Which technologies and frameworks shall we use? The backend will be Java or another modern JVM language, as ...
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JavaFX 2 GameTutorial Part 2

Introduction This is the second installment of a series of blog entries relating to a JavaFX 2 Game Tutorial. If you have not read Part 1 please see the introduction section of the JavaFX 2 Game Tutorial. To recap in Part 1, I ...
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JavaFX 2 GameTutorial Part 1

Introduction I believe most software developers at one point in their lives as a youngster (young person) may become compelled to create games to help them learn a programming languages (I know I did). Back in the day my first com ...
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FXML: Custom components using BuilderFactory

When you want to use FXML, you will need to be able to add your own components. That’s fairly easy, you simply need to add an import statement. Elements in your FXML-file that start with a capital letter will be interpreted as i ...
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JavaFX 2 Form with Tron effect

This is a simple JavaFX Login Form with a TRON like effect. In this example I am using CSS to style the TextField and Button. Here is the snippet of the CSS and Effect code: .text-field{ -fx-background-color: transparent; ...
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Oracle Propels JavaFX Forward by Enlisting Weaver and Chin

I put out an April Fools’ post yesterday about joining NASA to help with exploration of the big red planet. That post was not far from the truth… all the details about technologies developed by NASA were 100% accurate. Heck ...
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JavaFX 2.0 Introduction by Example book

I recently finished writing a book on the new release of the JavaFX 2.0 SDK and it has already been placed on the shelves at a bookstore (Amazon) near you. The book will walk you through, step-by-step, giving you the ins and outs ...
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JavaFX: Creating a Sprite Animation

While most of my posts so far dealt with JavaFX properties and bindings, today I want to write about another part of the JavaFX runtime I also work on: the animation API. In this article I will explain how to write custom animatio ...
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