Making Content Editors and Web Developers Happy Again

I love static websites. I have been using and enjoying various static website generators for almost three years now (like this website) and I wouldn't want to go back to using more complex systems. But, while I'm comfortable writing my Markdown files in a text editer most non-technical content editors...

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JavaFX Update for JDK 8u40

JDK 8u40 was released. It includes some new JavaFX UI controls like Spinner, Formatted TextFields, and (finally) simple Dialogs. Tutorial Update I've updated the entire JavaFX 8 Tutorial for JDK8u40. This is what changed: Use the new Dialogs instead of the deprecated ControlsFX Dialogs (see this article about the official JavaFX Dialogs). Create...

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JavaFX vs. HTML5

Choosing a rich client technology is very difficult! I recently did some consulting for a company that needed to choose between JavaFX and HTML5. In this article I would like to share some of my insights on this topic. I don't intend this to be a battle between technologies by making...

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JavaFX Dialogs (official)

JavaFX 8u40 finally includes simple Dialogs and Alerts! I've been waiting for this since 2012! In the meantime I wrote about how to use Dialogs in JavaFX 2 and later in JavaFX 8 with ControlsFX. Now that they are available in the official JDK, let's learn how to use them. Prerequisites To use...

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JavaFX Tutorial in Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese

Wow, I'm really excited about the community contributions that were made to the tutorials! Some amazing people have helped improve the materials by writing valuable comments and some have even provided a translation for their language. Thank you very much, you're awesome!! ...

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