Soon I will kick off the development of my presentation tool and I spent the last week trying to find a domain name. With each project I launch, it becomes harder and harder it seems.
The other day I had a chat with Cliff Atkinson, author of the well known bestseller “Beyond Bullet Points”, about the presentation tool I am going to build. Here is a recording. Enjoy!
If you want to support the project, go to the project page on Indiegogo: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/become-a-great-presenter-instantly
Last week I had to stay sick at home for a couple of days. On the positive side, I finally found some time to look into my old library for inverse kinematics. I wrote it a couple of years ago for JavaFX 1.x. And I decided to port it to JavaFX 2. The initial version is ready for download.
In retrospect it was probably not a good idea to give the AnimationTimer its name, because it can be used for much more than just animation: measuring the fps-rate, collision detection, calculating the steps of a simulation, the main loop of a game etc. In fact, most of the time I saw AnimationTimer in action was not related to animation at all. Nevertheless there are cases when you want to consider using an AnimationTimer for your animation. This post will explain the class and show an example where AnimationTimer is used to calculate animations.
Just uploaded the slides of my talk “JavaFX for Business Application Developers” at Java Developer Day in Prague.
SketchHatch is a web application that helps you to sketch out new ideas in a fun and inspiring way. Usually all you want to put down during early phases are some rough drafts, maybe some notes and that’s it. I did not find a single tool that gave that to me, so I wrote my own.
It has been very quite on my blog for some time now. The reason is, that I was busy writing a new web application at day and night – well mostly at night. It is almost done and I will hopefully be able to open it for public beta next week.
The application provides an online whiteboard. You can attach sticky notes and draw on the canvas directly. It is pretty flexible. My original idea was a tool that helps me while brainstorming new ideas. But looking at the final result now, I guess you can use it for all sorts of things you would usually use a whiteboard for. Maybe even as a Scrum board or a Kanban board.
Below is a screenshot. If this looks interesting, stay tuned for the announcement sometime next week.