JavaFX Days Zurich – Sessions

The holidays are over, time to get serious, time to fill the session catalogue for the JavaFX Days Zurich (Website). We managed to convince some of the best JavaFX experts to come to Switzerland and to show us the things they work on or work with. So without further ado here is a list of the currently scheduled sessions:


JavaFX State of the Union

Wolfgang Weigend, Oracle Corp.

The current state of JavaFX UI development will be explained from the perspective of Oracle, with an inventory of existing development resources and the continuation of JavaFX in a free ecosystem. With the release of the OpenJFX and the decoupling of the Oracle JDK, the Java module system has created new possibilities for the integration of JavaFX modules into OpenJDK. The companies involved in the JavaFX ecosystem are creating additional functionalities and shaping the transition from active Oracle engineering to the year 2022, thereby securing the long-term technological viability of JavaFX. The organizational developer participation takes place via the OpenJDK and from there the open source software could be redistributed. Depending on the expertise of the respective development projects, the involved development companies offer independent support and thus close the gap to new innovative JavaFX features and customer requirements that go beyond the current state of development. JavaFX support is available with the commercial Java SE subscription for JDK 8 (LTS) until March 2025 and could be extended as desired.

Building Mobile Apps with Gluon

Johan Vos, Gluon

Building cross-platform mobile applications for iOS and Android with Java is fairly simple with the Gluon open source and commercial tools. Development teams can quickly build beautiful apps leveraging their Java skills, without extra budget or external teams. This session revisits the state of the latest developments (JDK, Gluon VM, JavaFX). It also demonstrates how you can build applications with one cross-platform Java API and deploy to mobile platforms with compelling UI, native services integration, and seamless connection with the cloud and enterprise back end. You will profit from improved security and common mobile features such as push notifications, authentication, and data synchronization or persistency, among others.


The JavaFX Ecosystem

Andres Almiray, Trivadis AG

For the past 7 years we have seen open source libraries and JavaFX projects popping up slowly, however the pace at which new projects appear has increased. We’ll cover a wide range of libraries that will ensure your next JavaFX project becomes a success. Make the most of layouts with MigPane. Spice up your control repertoire with JideFX, Medusa and ControlsFX. Change the looks of your application with the flick of a CSS switch, thanks to JFoenix and BootstrapFX. Decorate your screens with a wide variety of icons from Ikonli. And these are but a few of the libraries we’ll cover.

Developing Business Applications on top of e(fx)clipse

Tom Schindl, BestSolution

In this talk we’ll introduce you to e(fx)clipse which is a JavaFX application framework built on top of OSGi and the UI-agnostic parts of Eclipse 4. We’ll show you applications we built with customers around the world, ranging from 3d modeling tools to sophisticated form applications and PDF-Viewers.

The TilesFX and Medusa Frameworks

Gerrit Grunwald, Karakun, Blog: Harmonic Code

Gerrit presents his two open source frameworks TilesFX and Medusa. TilesFX is used for creating professional and sophisticated dashboards. Medusa delivers a huge set of custom controls that implement gauges, ideal for monitoring applications. Gerrit will share many tricks on how to accomplish eye candy effects.

Extreme GUI Makeover

Dirk Lemmermann, Hendrik Ebbers, Karakun, Blog: GuiGarage

Come and see Dirk and Hendrik take you step by step through the process of turning a dull movie database application into a sexy app filled with eye candy.

JPro in Production

Hans-Henry Sandbaek, Florian Kirmaier, Sandec, JPro One

This session will show how to develop and deploy with JPro, which enables Java programs to run in standard web browsers without a plugin.  By taking a deeper look into some real-world applications, the audience will learn how Java can be used for cross platform development, to write applications for not only desktops, but also for mobile devices and web browsers.  The audience will learn how a typical web page can be created with pure Java.  And the code for the web page runs not only in browsers, but also as native apps (desktops, iOS or Android).  A new portal, a web-based JavaFX ensemble, will be announced and presented, which already consolidates a number of prominent JavaFX libraries, such as ControlsFXand JFoenixand can hopefully serve as a common API Portal for many more libraries in time to come.  Attendees will also learn how to let Java code interoperate with currently popular web technologies such as Angular and React.


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