In the Eclipse space autumn is a very busy time of the year because of
but not for me this year. No EclipseCon Europe 2014 (and most likely no EclipseCon NA 2015), no Democamps Autumn 2014 – just family! Our 2nd daughter is due mid/end of November so no traveling for me in the weeks to come.
Anyways I’ve gone through the program of EclipseCon and it’s nice to see multiple talks dealing with JavaFX and e(fx)clipse so if you have a chance to be there make sure you don’t miss them:
- Tale of a JavaFX UI: A Play in Three Acts – Get started with e4 and JavaFX and develop applications who look as cool as
Try to build the last app with SWT to understand why I love JavaFX so much😉 A simpler version of a similar application is available on our github-repo.
- 10 platforms in 30 minutes – powered by Eclipse – I hope I don’t disclose a secrete when saying that Jonas will make use of SWT on JavaFX
- Building Business UIs with EMF Forms – the forms presented should be easy to use in an e4+JavaFX application although I’ve never tried it myself
- Diagrams, Xtext and UX – a must everyone who uses Xtext and wants a grahpical editor beside the textual one – in case you only need a none editable view a very simple solution is to plgu yourself into e(fx)clipse live preview as I’ve blogged about some weeks ago
- Eclipse + Workspace = Profile… launch it! – I expect they use at least our tooling to implement their small application?
- GEF4 – Our mission to Mars – more diagram editing – something JavaFX is very well suited because of its SceneGraph
- How to use the DAWNSci Eclipse Project – I have no idea how they use JavaFX and if they use e(fx)clipse related stuff, would be interested to find out
- J2J – JavaFX testing with Jubula – Cool Jubula supports JavaFX no execuse to not unit test your UI
I’m sure those guys are building cool stuff with the help or by using e(fx)clipse!
It’s not easy as an opensource project to know who is using it and what they are building, that’s why I enjoy conferences so much! Anyways if you are one of those – get in touch with us so that we can add your project to our reference page.
In case you are building commercial and business critical application think about commercial support or fund features you are missing. Currently there are 110 open tickets (most of them are feature requests) who request things like SceneBuilder integration, MinMax Support for e4+JavaFX applications, … . I think about funding their implementation and/or contribute them