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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during June 2009

The past week I've spend a day in Zurich to attend OSGi DevCon Europe. It has been a good experience, even though I was (and I am) not yet in good shape. When I left the venue, before going to the hotel to have a rest, I took the chance of visiting the near-by MediaMarkt shop in SihlCity. I recalled that I had been there in 2007 and the shop was really packed with stuff that I seldom find on the...
Well, so I'm at OSGi DevCon Europe (the only day I'm being in Zurich). One of the missions I had to accomplish is to deliver some fine italian wine to Felipe Gaucho, for thanking him as he's hosting some CPU-intensive Hudson jobs for blueMarine). I'm happy to be in Zurich since I'm still in bad shape and, after the JavaOne fault, even this visit wasn't sure; and today I've such a fuzziness in my...
After the May pause, I've resumed working on BBB. As anticipated, the focus now is on test coverage, but I've also started working on some enhancements / bugs submitted by people. For instance, BETTERBEANSBINDING-32, "JTableBinding.ColumnBinding: cell renderer/editor" is about adding the capability of specifying a cell renderer and / or editor for any column of a JTableBinding:final List<...
Just a reminder of the next round of conferences: OSGi DevCon 2009 (and GlassFish Community Day) will be held in Zurich on Monday 22nd. Jazoon 2009 will be held in Zurich for the rest of the week. I'll attend OSGi DevCon; no Jazoon for me as the past weeks have been pretty complicated (first, the budget was consumed by JavaOne attendance; and even though moneys haven't been spent because of my...
An interesting chains of discussions has been triggered about JavaFX features and how it can be possibly used beyond the GUI scope. Osvaldo has just published an interesting post. Actually I like binding a lot, but I was wondering about some adverse effects that can arise out of binding use. There is a basic conceptual problem: binding is an evolution of getters/setters, that is exposure of naked...
Well, clearly Cobertura can't handle the syntax of JavaFX, so I think many figures are wrong (e.g. Branch Coverage, Complexity; I'm unsure about Line Coverage). But some bit of useful information is here, at least for what concerns what you haven't tested at all. You get also some file-level details, but the incapability of understanding JavaFX syntax lead to inconsistencies (note red lines with...
While JavaFX is great for the UI (binding, declarative stuff, etc...) it's also a good candidate for writing controllers (in a MVC). Of course I'm not saying I'd write a complete application (I mean, a back-end) in JavaFX - JavaFX is a DSL and it's specific for the presentation part. You'd have problems in forcing it to a broader scope than the one it has been designed for. But the specific...
More details will come later, but in the meantime I'd like to let people know that one of the Duke Awards of this year has been granted to Sven Reimers for a really cool project made on the NetBeans Platform. Sven is member of the NetBeans Dream Team and we're all proud of him. Congratulations to Sven and his team!
Not only the JavaFX SDK got upgraded, but we have much improved support in the NetBeans IDE - but some things are probably not obvious. Is it the NetBeans 6.5.1 bundled with JavaFX 1.2 the same thing as upgrading your pre-existing copy with the update center? I've posted all the details to DZone.
A few days ago I discovered a nasty bug with the JavaFX compiler (or NetBeans? or both?) that prevents you from splitting a large project in sub-projects; see item #4 in my post at DZone. I hoped that the bug went away with JavaFX 1.2, but unfortunately it didn't. So I set up a simple test case. You can check it out from here: svn co -r 40 https://kenai.com/svn/javafxstuff~svn/trunk/ModuleTest...