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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! About these ads

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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 WordPress.com 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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Almost totally crazy?

So there’s a comment on my JDT and JavaFX blog asking if it is possible to have an SWT-Port which uses JavaFX. So its time to present an even crazier thing than using JavaFX to build an IDE! You are right I did already explored what the comment requests. I’ve started a proof-of-concept implementation of […]

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About mixing and matching JDT and JavaFX

What is the result of mixing JDT and JavaFX into one project? Right you get an Java-IDE :-) You don’t believe me? Then watch this short video. Freaking cool but how did I managed to get this work. First all of the whole thing is not a fake. I used different OpenSource technologies to make […]

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Getting started with e(fx)clipse and JavaFX

Together with the 0.0.14 release of e(fx)clipse. I’ve released 3 step by step tutorials to get you started with JavaFX in Eclipse: Configuring e(fx)clipse: In this short tutorial you’ll see how to configure e(fx)clipse to start your JavaFX experience Createing your first JavaFX-App: In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create and export a JavaFX […]

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