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Greg Brown

Greg Brown is a senior software architect with nearly two decades of experience developing client and server-based applications in both a services and R&D capacity. He is currently a member of the JavaFX team at Oracle, where he is primarily responsible for FXML, a markup language for constructing JavaFX user interfaces. He is also the founder of Apache Pivot, an open source platform for building rich Internet applications in Java. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

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Apache Pivot 2.0 Released

Posted by gkbrown on January 19, 2011 at 6:30 AM PST

I am pleased to announce the release of Apache Pivot 2.0. Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet applications (IIAs) in Java. This major update includes a number of significant enhancements including:

  • Support for dynamic data binding

Combining Swing and Apache Pivot

Posted by gkbrown on October 12, 2010 at 5:22 AM PDT

The question of how to combine Swing and Apache Pivot components comes up often enough that I thought I would write a quick blog entry about it.

Announcing Apache Pivot 1.5

Posted by gkbrown on June 8, 2010 at 5:12 AM PDT

I am happy to announce the release of Apache Pivot 1.5! Apache Pivot (http://pivot.apache.org) is a platform for building rich Internet applications (RIAs) in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform.

Pivot has graduated!

Posted by gkbrown on January 19, 2010 at 7:22 AM PST

Pivot has graduated to a top-level Apache Project! The official press release went out this morning:

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Pivot as Top-Level Project

Announcing Apache Pivot 1.3

Posted by gkbrown on September 22, 2009 at 12:51 PM PDT

The Pivot development team is happy to announce the release of Apache Pivot 1.3. Apache Pivot is a platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform.

What is new with Apache Pivot?

Posted by gkbrown on July 1, 2009 at 12:21 PM PDT

It has been a while since I have written about Pivot, so I thought I would put together a quick entry to highlight a few of the things we have been working on recently (Apache Pivot is a platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It is currently undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation).

Exploring Apache Pivot 1.1, Part 1

Posted by gkbrown on April 27, 2009 at 7:35 AM PDT

The first of three articles exploring some of the new features in Pivot 1.1 has just been posted over at InsideRIA. Check it out:

http://www.insideria.com/2009/04/exploring-apache-pivot-11-part.html

Announcing Pivot 1.1

Posted by gkbrown on April 20, 2009 at 4:50 AM PDT

The Pivot development team is happy to announce the release of Apache Pivot version 1.1! Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform.

Building Rich Internet Applications Using Pivot and JavaScript

Posted by gkbrown on November 16, 2008 at 3:27 PM PST

Pivot is a platform for building rich internet applications that run in the Java Plugin. While Pivot applications are often built using a combination of XML and Java, it is sometimes more convenient to build simple applications or applications whose code is likely to change often, such as prototypes, using a scripting language such as JavaScript.

Pivot Faces the "One Million Records" Challenge

Posted by gkbrown on October 29, 2008 at 1:05 PM PDT

Earlier this week I came across this article on Inside RIA:

http://www.insideria.com/2008/08/i-accept-the-one-million-recor.html

I decided to see how Pivot would handle this challenge. The results can be seen here: