Today I share a short video about JRebirth Workbench work progression. I have uploaded it on YouTube some days ago but I didn’t blog about it.
I’ve just seen the Tom’s blog entry that demonstrated a really nice tweaked TabPane build with Jonathan and perhaps available soon in OpenJDK (see the blog entry here for more information).
My widget is not as nice as their but the major part of my work is related to integration into JRebirth Component project.
In 2 words you can consider that JRebirth [Core+Component] will do the same job than e4 by using a different approach ( A Model from JRebirth is equivalent to an e4 part).
PS: Some people can ask themselves why (TF***) I’m reinventing the wheel instead of using e4 whereas I’m also an Eclipse developer. The answer is given by the framework’s name itself ! I’m really confident that we can do complex things in a simple way and mainly thread-oriented.
I’m upset to see my Eclipse (IDE and RCP) lagging all the day… (and even crashing, Java8+Luna+m2e+W8 doesn’t work anymore on my laptop… )
You are probably informed that JavaFX builders are deprecated within Java 8 and will be removed from jfxrt.jar into Java 9.
The first time I saw ‘Builders’, I thought => “Oh, yet another dot-parenthesis bullshit !”. At this time I was reviewing JavaFX 2 beta API to replace our Flex stack, because we really needed multi-threading capabilities for managing complex and big data. (flex was still supported by Adobe…, and yes I’m a RIA fan :). It’s so easy to write cryptic and obfuscated code in ActionScript 3 + MXML.
But I gave them a try and thanks to amazing Eclipse formatter, I have found them nice and really convenient (less verbose and allowing imbrication).
When I read Michael‘s blog post about them [link here], I thought: “Yeah!!! these builders really rock !!”.
Only stupid developers never change their minds , no ?? :p
As you probably noticed, a new poll is accessible on the right bar of the website related on JRebirth future road map.
Thank you to those who have already given their opinions (it’s so valuable for us).
I will now describe each feature with a little more details than few words written into the poll. All of them are ambitious but without challenge there isn’t any fun !
Obviously all minor changes will be still integrated, so don’t hesitate sending us some feedbacks, we are hearing you and want to build the framework you have ever craved.
Today I open a new category of posts, I will try to publish periodically some tips about JRebirth Application Framework.
I begin with a FXML model simplification inspired by @Jerady adm4ee application, I discussed with him about reasons that drive him to use his own small application framework to develop his tool (more info about his tool on bitbucket).
He replies to me that he wants to try coding a whole application without using other external libraries to reduce the number of external dependencies (but the main advantage to use JRebirth is to solve all common threading issues… , by the way I suspect his application to freeze during long task performed into JavaFX Application Thread -[JAT])