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JavaFX-Based SimpleDateFormat Demonstrator

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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-level Javadoc-based documentation for SimpleDateFormat is pretty thorough in its coverage of patterns representing various components of a date/time. However, unless one carefully ...

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JavaFX 2 vs. HTML5 for RIA

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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 we are mainly experienced Java developer. In most use cases, we also prefer web frameworks, which allow to code mostly in ...

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JavaFX 2 GameTutorial Part 2

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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 mention some aspects of game play and a simple demo of a prototype spaceship (comprised of simple ...

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JavaFX 2 GameTutorial Part 1

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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 computer was actually a Franklin Ace 1000 and later an Apple ][. While developing games on those systems it was ...

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FXML: Custom components using BuilderFactory

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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 instances, and if they’re Java Beans, most important: if they have a parameterless standard constructor, everything is fine. ...

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JavaFX 2 Form with Tron effect

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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; -fx-border-color: #00CCFF; -fx-text-fill: white; } .password-field{ -fx-background-color: transparent; -fx-border-color: #00CCFF; -fx-text-fill: white; } .button{ -fx-background-color: transparent; -fx-border-color: white; -fx-background-radius: 30; -fx-border-radius: 30; ...

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Oracle Propels JavaFX Forward by Enlisting Weaver and Chin

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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, even the fact that I quit my job was the truth! The only part that was not true was the ...

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JavaFX 2.0 Introduction by Example book

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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 of JavaFX 2.0. When you encounter a chapter you will be presented recipes which will pose a ...

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JavaFX: Creating a Sprite Animation

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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 animations in JavaFX and use this approach to create a class for sprite animations. (This will also be ...

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Building Rich Clients with JacpFX and JavaFX2

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Creating fast and scaling desktop clients is always a challenge, particularly when dealing with a large amount of data and long running tasks. Although Eclipse RCP and Netbeans RCP are established platforms, the idea was to build a lightweight framework that handles components asynchronously, similar to web components. Developers should have less effort on threading topics and should be able ...

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