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“Strange” things about java byte code and consequences for API evolution

Eike posted lately about interesting problem when changing the return type of a method with respect to callers of the method. In his sample he switched from a void to a String return type and suddenly old byte code was not able to call the method anymore which sounds strange to most java devs because […]

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Strategy of wrapping C++ libraries in Java

This blog post is more of a question to others (probably much more knowledgeable people than me) who have already wrapped C++ libraries in Java. So if you have and the strategy I document as part of this blog post is completely wrong please comment and point me towards a better one! Anyways let’s get […]

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Animated path morphing in JavaFX

Inspired by a new feature available on Android Lollipop named AnimatedVectorDrawable I found in this blog post and the availability of the Twitter Emoji I tried to recreate the same using JavaFX. The result can be seen in this short video. The process is fairly simple: I used the SVG to FXML converter who is […]

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London calling

Short notice to people reading my blog – just arrived at Heathrow and heading to the city. I’m here for the Bloomberg Eclipse Hackathon on Saturday – it’s not too late to join!

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Eclipse on JavaFX – Get Dark – The power of JavaFX CSS

This is just a short post based on a question I received on twitter: Can one use JavaFX CSS to theme the IDE? Answer: Of course you can! I don’t know myself why people like the dark themes so much but well some do and making your IDE go black with SWT on JavaFX is […]

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Introducing SWT on FX

In my last few presentations I’ve introduced what I named “SonF” which is short for SWT on FX. What is it? SWT on FX is an SWT implementation which instead of using the native widget it use JavaFX controls under the covers (similar to what SWT on Swing did some years ago). What is the […]

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that […]

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Animating the JavaFX PieChart a bit

I’m with a customer this week in Swiss doing a workshop on e4. Tomorrow is the last day and well most likely will at least take a short look how they can integrate JavaFX 2.x into their e4-SWT applications e.g. to show charts. I just coded up a small example of a PieChart and thought […]

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e4 on JavaFX and JemmyFX

Upon request on the e(fx)clipse forum I’ve invested time for upcoming e(fx)clipse release to allow JUnit-Testing e4 JavaFX applications using Jemmy and JemmyFX. The thing that took most of my time was to understand how Jemmy works and can be started in an OSGi-Env (on MacOS-X it is even harder because there the Jemmy-Robot is […]

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Xtend, JavaFX-Properties and operator overloading

JavaFX has properties you can bind to each other to keep them insync. Watch this video for a very minimal example which scales a text by dragging a slider. Now let’s look at the Xtend code used to write this small sample The important lines are: The trick here to make this code not as […]

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