Last week Gluon and Pivotal announced a collaboration, so apps created with Gluon Mobile can interface with Gluon CloudLink on Pivotal Web Services. Pivotal Web Services is a platform that allows you to deploy and manage applications, using the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI). Once using PWS, there is a marketplace that allows users […]

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Today, the idea behind “Write Once, Run Anywhere” applies to Mobile. Developers can write Java applications, and deploy them to the AppStore and the PlayStore. This has been made possible because of JavaFX, which provides the cross-platform toolkit for creating user interfaces. JavaFX is part of JDK 8 and is widely available JVM implementations on […]

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The vibrant ecosystem that stands on Java is flush with opportunities for new ventures – but amidst the stampede of new companies coming to market, there are inevitably concepts which founder along the way. Today the creators of RoboVM – an innovative tool for converting Java into binary code for iOS, Mac OSX and Linux, […]

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JavaFX is the new standard library for building graphical applications in Java, but many programmers out there are still stuck with Swing or even (shudder) AWT. Here are a few tips on how you can use many of the new awesome features in the JavaFX toolkit to build reactive and fast applications! 1. Property Values […]

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After a blogpost by CodeNameOne unleashed a torrent of JavaFX-directed angst at the start of the month, the community surged forward to offer solutions for the future trajectory of the platform. One firm advocate for JavaFX is Gluon co-founder Johan Vox, who earned a Duke’s Choice Award at this year’s JavaOne for his efforts in […]

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This May, Oracle released the tentative schedule for Java 9, with the final release date set for September 22nd 2016 – just in time for Java 2016. As of today though, Oracle may have to adjust their planned keynote, with Chief Architect Mark Reinhold issuing a proposal to delay the next big release for an additional six […]

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JavaFX 8 offers a rich set of visually-appealing GUI components with a property binding mechanism for event handling. This session shows how JavaFX binding makes desktop client application development easier and faster to develop. The session begins with an overview of JavaFX binding strategies as an alternative to event listeners. After showing how bindings work […]

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I’m currently adding a new feature to LibFX, for which I create some custom collections akin to those from the Java Collections Framework. I went looking for tests I could run against them and was delighted to find out that Google’s Guava contains just what I need: a massive test suite which verifies every nook and […]

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One of the ways that microservices architectures differ from monolithic architectures, is that they add latency to request processing. This has consequences for what techniques you need to use when writing highly performant code. In particular, you need to do more things asynchronously. This talk covers some of my learnings from six years of working […]

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Created earlier this year to fill the void Oracle left when they withdrew installer provision for application interface designer Scene Builder in JavaFX, Gluon has since gone far beyond its initial remit. Last week, in addition to its current roster of offerings (the Gluon Charm Library, Gluon Cloud, and upcoming library sub-component Gluon Glisten), the […]

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