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Blog Archive for joconner during June 2009

The Flex guys have enjoyed this for a long time. When I discussed JavaFX with a friend who is familiar with Flex, he shrugged the feature off, clearing unimpressed with JavaFX despite his appreciation for the feature itself. Still, for Java enthusiasts, bind is a welcome language feature. Another link and run post. Read more about using the bind keyword in JavaFX in the blog tip Binding var and...
I hate to simply drop a link and run, but that's essentially what I'm doing here until others learn about my new blog Learning JavaFX. My most recent dip into JavaFX involves for-loop constructions. And this experience brings up an interesting question for me. How do you access a variable outside the loop if it contains the same name as the "formal parameter" of the loop itself? For examples of...
Long ago, I started a series called JavaFX Learning Curve Journal. Those articles/journals were on java.sun.com at the very beginning of the JavaFX project. I recently tried to find some of those articles, and I think they've been removed or improved significantly. They're certainly not recognizable in their original form. That's probably a good thing. The language has changed since then, and we...
At JavaOne 2009, Sun demonstrated a new JavaFX designer tool. You can even view the demo online. To shortcut right to the section that shows the tool, move to about 23:00 minutes into the video. There are obvious questions that are not answered. So obvious, in fact, that I'm slightly baffled that I can't yet find an answer: Where is this new tool? Is it a standalone tool separate from...
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