Monthly Archives: July 2009

Quick note about JavaFX Sequences

If you’re learning about JavaFX, you probably already know about some of the basic data types: String, Number, and others. But what do you know about sequences? A JavaFX sequence looks and behaves much like a Java array. A sequence is an ordered list of objects. Unlike JavaScript, JavaFX Script requires that each item in… Read More »

Speculations on Google Chrome OS

Today’s announcement of Google’s Chrome OS is exciting in a few ways. I think it has implications for Java developers. With hindsight, I now think that Larry Ellison was hinting about Google’s Chrome OS when he expressed some of his desires for JavaFX on small netbook-like devices. So, without any real knowledge and armed with… Read More »

An Internationalization and Unicode Web Service?

Chances are that your favorite development platform already has internationalization support built into it. And probably Unicode charset support is there too. For example, Java and .NET platforms contain lots of APIs for formatting dates, numbers, etc in locale-sensitive ways. And you can get Unicode character data easily too. Unfortunately, the Unicode standard changes periodically,… Read More »

My valiant attempt to install JavaFX 1.2 into NetBeans 6.7

If you follow NetBeans development, you know that NetBeans 6.7 has been released this week. By far the friendliest IDE for JavaFX development has been NetBeans. However, in a very surprising twist, the latest NetBeans 6.7 release does not include the JavaFX SDK 1.2. Instead, the download’s information page clearly indicates that you’ll need NetBeans… Read More »