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Responsive Design with JavaFX

With CSS technologies it’s relatively easy to create a responsive design for your website. Depending on the sizeof the screen you can use a different CSS File and Layout. In JavaFX this might seem a bit harder at first sight, since CSS is only responsible for styling, but not for the layout. But using different FXML Files for the respective ...

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Introduction by Example: JavaFX 8 Printing

I‘ve not blogged in awhile, and I miss sharing with others about all things JavaFX (My day job and family are likely excuses). For those who are new to this blog, I am the author of JavaFX 2 Introduction by Example (JIBE), co-author of Java 7 Recipes, and technical reviewer of the Pro JavaFX 2 books from Apress publishing. For those who ...

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Java 7 Swing: Creating Translucent and Shaped Windows

Java 7 Swing supports windows with transparency and non-rectangular shapes. The following screenshot shows a circular window created with 75% opacity. You can create a translucent window by altering its opacity using the setOpacity method on a JFrame. Note that you can only create translucent windows if the underlying operating system supports them. Also, ensure that the window is undecorated ...

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Integrating JavaFX and Swing (Revised)

I’ve just finished rewriting a component of my app that was using Swing and now is using JavaFX, I’ve ended up with a JavaFX component that integrates with the larger swing app. It is a large app and the rewrite took me a while, in the end everything worked fine and I’m glad I did it. Reasons you might want to do ...

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Some Java based AI Frameworks: Encog, JavaML, Weka

While working through I am working through Programming Collection Intelligence I found myself sending a lot of time translating the Python code to java, being typically impatient at my slow progress, I went searching for alternatives. I found 3: Encog – Heaton Research JavaML Weka This is by no means an in-depth investigation, I simply downloaded what the relevant projects had ...

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Java PDF Libraries

Recently I had a task to select some Java PDF libraries for PDF generation. But it wasn’t a simple task. The first thing which came into my mind was iText. It’s well know Java library with good reputation. But… there is some stopper. iText version 5+ is released under the AGPL license. I.e. we have to pay money if we ...

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Using JacpFX clients with JSR 356 WebSockets

JSR 356 WebSockets are one of the new and exciting features in the upcoming JEE 7 release and includes Server- as well as Client API’s in its reference implementation. This makes it well suited to integrate it with JavaFX on client side. JacpFX is a RCP framework on top of JavaFX which uses a message based approach to interact with ...

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JavaFX Library for Inverse Kinematics 2.0

This is the first tutorial explaining the basics of javafx-ik, a library for inverse kinematics with JavaFX. The sources of the library can be downloaded from GitHub. What is a Bone object ? A bone is the fundamental building block for inverse kinematics with the library  javafx-ik. A bone has a length and a joint around which it can be ...

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JavaFX 2 with Spring

I’m going to start this one with a bold statement: I always liked Java Swing, or applets for that matter. There, I said it. If I perform some self analysis, this admiration probably started when I got introduced to Java. Swing was (practically) the first thing I ever did with Java that gave some statisfactionary result and made me able ...

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