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My JavaFX Application

Was going thru the JavaFX 1.2 API and found a lot of new features some of them are: New JavaFX Controls, New Layouts, Charting API, Local Data Storage among others. I was impressed by few samples which i saw here and here. So i thought of exploring the New JavaFX Controls and created a sample application.

Screenshot of the application:

Run the JNLP file here.

Download the source code here.

Will try out the Chart API as well!!!!

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RefCardz: Essential MySQL

RefCardz: Essential MySQLMySQL

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database, sporting a barrier of entry low enough to attract novice developers yet powerful enough to power some of the world’s most popular websites, among them Yahoo!, BBC News, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Craigslist. Recently acquired by Sun Microsystems, MySQL’s future is indeed bright. This reference card was created to help one quickly navigate some of MySQL’s most popular features. Covering topics such as configuration, administration software, backup procedures, SQL features, and user management, this card will serve as a handy desk reference for countless projects to come.

Download the RefCardz here.

MySQL: World’s Most popular Open Source database

What is MySQL?

MySQL is an Open Source database management system(DBMS) that one can download for free from MySQL Website (www.mysql.com). MySQL is one of the world’s most popular systems for Java web applications because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving the developers right kind of flexibility. 

MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.

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MySQL: World's Most popular Open Source database

What is MySQL?

MySQL is an Open Source database management system(DBMS) that one can download for free from MySQL Website (www.mysql.com). MySQL is one of the world’s most popular systems for Java web applications because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving the developers right kind of flexibility. 

MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.

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JavaFX Important Links

General:

  1. JavaFX Homepage: http://javafx.com/ 
  2. OpenJFX’s Homepage: https://openjfx.dev.java.net/ 
  3. The JavaFX Community: http://jfx.wikia.com/wiki/The_JavaFX_Community 
  4. Useful Links from PlanetJFX: http://jfx.wikia.com/wiki/Tutorials 
  5. Downloads for JavaFX: http://java.sun.com/javafx/downloads/ 
  6. JavaFX Script Language Support for NetBeans IDE: http://javafx.netbeans.org/ 
  7. JavaFX Technology Screencasts: http://java.sun.com/javafx/screencasts/index.jsp 
  8. SDN JavaFX Site: http://java.sun.com/javafx/index.jsp 
  9. JavaFX Script Overview: http://www.sun.com/software/javafx/script/index.jsp 
  10. JavaFXPad: http://www.javafxpad.com/

Articles:

  1. Creating Rich Internet Applications With Compiled JavaFX Script Technology: http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/scripting/javafx/ria_1/
  1. JavaFX FAQ’s: http://java.sun.com/javafx/faqs.jsp
  1. FAQ’s at the Home page: http://javafx.com/ 
  2. Creating GUIs using JavaFX: http://java.sun.com/javafx/reference/creating_guis/ 
  3. Using Java Objects within JavaFX Programs: http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/scripting/javafx/javafx_and_java/

Blogs:

  1. James Weaveer’s JavaFX Blog: http://learnjavafx.typepad.com/weblog/
  1. Chris Oliver’s Weblog: http://blogs.sun.com/chrisoliver/category/JavaFX 
  2. JavaFX Blog: http://blogs.sun.com/javafx/
  3. Kirill Grouchnikov’s Blog: http://www.pushing-pixels.org/ 
  4. Silveira Neto’s Blog: http://silveiraneto.net/

Tutorials:

  1. The JavaFX™ Script Programming Language Reference (Draft): http://openjfx.java.sun.com/current-build/doc/reference/JavaFX-Language.html 
  2. Learning Curve:
    Part 1: http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/scripting/javafx/lc/part1/
    Part 2: http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/scripting/javafx/lc/part2/
    Part 3: http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/scripting/javafx/lc/part3/
  1. JavaFX Script Programming Language Migration Guide: https://openjfx.dev.java.net/migration.html
  1. Sang Shin’s Tutorials: http://www.javapassion.com/javafx/#JavaFX_Technology_Overview

Code Samples:

  1. JavaFX Code Samples and Apps: http://java.sun.com/javafx/reference/samples/ 
  2. Simple Calculator Example: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-javafx/

NetBean IDE Beta Certification Exam: SCSNI

Are you a Programmer who is responsible for developing Java desktop and Java web applications using the NetBeans IDE? If so, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of the Netbeans IDE exam!

As a beta tester, you officially test the test and will be able to provide Sun with valuable comments and technical feedback about the Netbeans IDE questions. The Sun beta exam counts towards official Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE (SCSNI) Certification!

Beta Dates: October 15, 2008 thru November 5, 2008

Registration Exam Start Date: October 13, 2008

Passing the exam entitles you to the full status of Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE, and you will receive aSun certification kit. A certification kit will have your certificate, Logo Agreement and Letter.

Candidates will have 195 minutes to complete 160 questions, which should allow you time to respond to all questions and provide your valuable comments while taking the exam.

This beta exam is offered Worldwide at any Authorized Prometric Testing Center!

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Candidates should have six to twelve months experience programming with the Netbeans IDE.

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Software Freedom Day- September 20

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide Software Freedom Daycelebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). SFDTheir goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.

The SFD Start Guide can be read here.

More details about the Software Freedom Day can be obtained here.