Nov 262012

Most client applications today are browser based and use HTML CSS Javascript. However we often find that these applications lack the richness of native desktop applications. Can Java reload desktop application like rich interfaces while also providing modern features & capabilities? Is JavaFX the answer?

This session will deep dive into JavaFX starting with a look at the history of JavaFX before and after Oracle acquisition.It will look at the features and benefits of JavaFX,  what is FXML and SceneBuilder and using  JavaFX with other languages.

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Apr 052010

UltraLightClient RIA-Framework (Rich Internet Application) has been overhauled and enhanced with a series of new functions. UltraLightClient will bear the name ULC Core from now on, and forms the basis of the new Canoo RIA Suite, which will officially be released at the beginning of May. Continue reading »

Feb 102010

In perhaps the first use of JavaFX for a large-scale international event, JavaFX has been named the official rich client technology for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). During the XXI Olympic Winter Games, the official Web site of the 2010 Olympics, is expected to be one of the world’s busiest Web destinations, attracting more than 1.5 billion hits. Continue reading »

Jan 202010

Apache Pivot is a platform for building rich Internet applications (RIAs) in Java. It has now graduated to a Top-Level Project (TLP) and has announced the release of Apache Pivot 1.4. Pivot claims to combine the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform. Pivot provides a foundation upon which sophisticated and engaging applications can be easily built and deployed over the Web. Because Pivot applications are written in Java, they can take full advantage of the comprehensive feature set and extensive industry support of the Java platform.

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Dec 212009

An interesting look at Microsoft over the past decade. This article by Gavin Clarke for the Register looks at how the landscape has changed with the OS, browsers, software development languages, cloud computing & mobile software, the successes, the mistakes Microsoft made and the opportunities it still has. Continue reading »