JavaFX in the browser

Screenshot JavaFX in the browser

Screenshot JavaFX in the browser

Lately Carl Dea and I have started a new project to bring JavaFX 8 into the browser. Today I want to introduce the first two proof-of-concepts that we created to see if this idea is feasible at all.
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Reactions to the beer cache hierarchy

During my talk “The Quantum Physics of Java” at Oredev, @holly_cummins tweeted about the beer cache hierarchy. It is an analogy with which my former colleague, Richard Thompson, came up to describe the differences between memory access times. This tweet hit a nerve with more than 1.500 Retweets and more than 900 Favorites. It also inspired quite a few people to extend the analogy to other areas. Here are some of my favorites:

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Nighthacking Interview

While at Oredev Steven Chin did an interview with me as part of his Nighthacking Tour.

In the video we talk a lot about my latest project Coffee4Java. It is a JSR 223-compliant ScriptEngine for CoffeeScript. You will find the code examples from the video with a more thorough explanation soon on this blog.

A new Chapter

After seven years in the Czech Republic, we decided that it is time for a change and to move on. It was a great time during which I met a lot of fantastic people and experienced many wonderful and unforgettable moments. In the last month we moved to Freiburg, a beautiful city in the south-west of Germany.

Yesterday was the first day in my new job at Canoo. If you are interested in JavaFX, you have probably already heard about them. Canoo is a company that is focused on UI development with all kinds of technologies. They have been part of the JavaFX community from day one. And yes, by that I mean, Canoo is one of the few companies that has actually used JavaFX Script! :)

There are many reasons why I am looking forward to the new gig. It allows me to:

  • work with JavaFX again and “rejoin” the JavaFX community.
  • focus on all things UI: development, UX, design.
  • spend more time on blogging and speaking.
  • contribute to exciting Open Source initiatives, e.g. OpenDolphin, DataFX, the JavaFX ports etc.
  • and last but not least I will work with great people (e.g. Dierk König, Andres Almiray, Hendrik Ebbers, and others) to create beautiful and fun-to-use front ends.

3 Reasons to choose Vert.x

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Vert.x is a lightweight, high performance application platform for the JVM

Modern web applications and the rise of mobile clients redefined what is expected from a web server. Node.js was the first technology that recognized the paradigm shift and offered a solution.

The application platform Vert.x takes some of the innovations from Node.js and makes them available on the JVM, combining fresh ideas with one of the most sophisticated and fastest runtime environments available. Vert.x comes with a set of exciting features that make it interesting for anybody developing web applications.

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Search for a Domain Name

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.

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Chat with Cliff Atkinson

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

5 Reasons why you should not use PowerPoint to create Presentations

Better Presentations Campaign

Better Presentations Campaign

Last week I started a crowdfunding campaign for a new tool to create better presentations. Since then I was approached by several people, who asked me what exactly I think PowerPoint et al. are missing. In this article I will explain my top 5 reasons.

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Tutorial – JavaFX Library for Inverse Kinematics 2.0

This is the first tutorial explaining the basics of javafx-ik, a library for inverse kinematics with JavaFX. The sources of the library can be downloaded from GitHub.
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JavaFX Library for Inverse Kinematics 2.0

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.

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