Learning the JavaFX Language

I had the pain of learning JavaFX by example code, following the compiler mailing list, asking people and if all else fails digging in the source. Finnaly there is a great article that has every thing you need to know to get you started with the language in one easy...
Devoxx 2008

Devoxx 2008

I attended Devoxx formally JavaPolis this year for the first time and had a truly brilliant experience. Probably worked the hardest I ever have in my life with about 4 hours of sleep a night for a week and non-stop between, but was also hugely enjoyable. It was great...
Nimbus UIManager UIDefaults

Nimbus UIManager UIDefaults

Nimbus is completely configured by properties in the UIManager defaults table. In my last blog I showed a simple example of how to skin a single component. This gave you a sneak peek into the power of these properties. Lots of people have asked for a complete list of...
Skinning a Slider with Nimbus

Skinning a Slider with Nimbus

So time for a example of how to skin a Swing JSlider using the Nimbus Look and Feel and some simple painting code. So this is what we get with the standard Nimbus look slider on a dark grey background. All of the Nimbus skin comes from a set of properties in the...
A very late “Nimbus is Done” blog!

A very late “Nimbus is Done” blog!

Wow its been crazy, we have finally finished Nimbus for 6u10 and release candidate is out there Java 6u10 RC Download, have done Java One and I am now knee deep in Java FX. I have about 10 half completed blogs and just never seem to find the time to finish them. As...