JBoss Tools 3.1 is now out

JBoss Tools team released JBoss Tools version 3.1 this week. It’s the best IDE for doing enterprise Java development with JSF, RichFaces, Seam, JPA, Hibernate more. You now get JSF2 as well as CDI support. You may or may not have known but over 50% of code in JBoss Tools is being written by Exadel team. I want to thank them for doing an amazing job! It’s an excellent set of tools that really makes enterprise Java development much easier.

Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse: version 1.2.1 out

New version of Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse is now available. There are a number of small features and bug fixes. We’re still working on a new in­ternal plat­form with full easy-to-use ser­vices for open source man­age­ment to host our open source projects. The JavaFX plug-in will be the first to go up on the new open source site, but in the mean­time we are still de­vel­oping it internally.

Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse version 1.2

We kept kind of quite but Exadel has released JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse version 1.2. This version is now open source under GPL v2.0. Registration is no longer required to download. We are in the process of launching new site where this plug-in and other open source projects will be hosted.

Download the plug-in (registration is no longer required). The plug-in works with JavaFX 1.2 and 1.2.1.

Version 1.2

New features:

  1. Open source release under GPL v2.0

Bug fixes:

  1. Issue with multi-project support
  2. Issue with JavaFX compiler. Some required libraries were missing in the
    classpath
  3. Issue with setup of default JavaFX run-time for workspace

Running JavaFX SDK examples with Eclipse

When you download JavaFX SDK, it comes with a number of ready to run examples. They are located in ‘samples’ directory. You can build them from the command line but a much easier way to run is from Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse. The plug-in has a special wizard that will create a new project based on any of the samples.

  1. Download and install Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse
  2. After setting up JavaFX SDK in Eclipse, select File/New/Example…/JavaFX Examples
  3. Click Next
  4. Enter project name and select from available examples list (screen shot below)
  5. Click Finish

That’s it. Once the project is created find Main.fx file, right-click it and select Run As/JavaFX Application.

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My interview on JavaLobby.com: Enterprise JavaFX, JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse

My interview on JavaLobby.com on JavaFX: Is There a Lack of Advertising for JavaFX Capabilities?

New Exadel JavaFX plug-in version 1.1.1 is available

We have released new Exadel JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse version 1.1.1. Official announcement here.

New fea­tures:

Try the plug-in today.

What’s coming up?
We will continue adding small features. But biggest upcoming feature is that we have started working visual editor for JavaFX script. Lastly, we are planning to make the plug-in open source. This will make it much simpler for the community to participate, provide feedback, and try nightly builds and of course enter bugs.

Exadel JavaFX Studio 1.1 now available

Exadel JavaFX Studio 1.1 plug-in for Eclipse is now available.

How to get started?

  1. Download Exadel JavaFX Studio
  2. Install Exadel JavaFX Studio
  3. Try this quick getting started or this.
  4. Tell us what you think

New features:

  • Support for Mac OS (Snow Leopard with JDK 6)
  • Code assist for syntax keywords
  • Code assist for system classes
  • Code assist for attributes of system classes
  • Code assist for user classes
  • Code assist for attributes of user classes
  • Syntax highlight

What’s coming up:

  • Palette
  • Outline view
  • Code folding
  • Integration of JavaFX help into code assist
  • Code folding
  • And other editor enhancements…

New version of Exadel Studio JavaFX plug-in is coming…

It’s been a while since I posted any news JavaFX plug-in for Eclipse, but we’ve been working hard on the following new features:

  • Code assist for syntax keywords
  • Code assist for system classes
  • Code assist for attributes of system classes
  • Code assist for user classes
  • Code assist for attributes of user classes
  • Syntax highlight

A new version will be released in the next two weeks. Stay tuned!

Importing Pro JavaFX Platform book examples into Exadel JavaFX Studio

Pro JavaFX Platform is a fantastic book to learn JavaFX. The book was written by Jim Weaver, Weiqi Gao, Stephen Chin, and Dean Iverson. The book comes with numerous samples that you can run and learn from. I’m going to show you how to important these applications into Exadel JavaFX Studio plug-in for Eclipse.

  1. Download and install Exadel JavaFX Studio plug-in for Eclipse
  2. Download any of the samples. I will use AudioConfig sample to illustrate the steps.
  3. Create new project in JavaFX Studio [see how]
  4. Open project and right-click src folder and select Import. Then General/File System. Click Next
  5. Browse to location where you saved the sample, select src inside AudioConfig [screen shot]. Click OK
  6. You should see src folder in the right window. Select the check box [screen shot]. Click Finish.
  7. JavaFX script files are now imported. Open projavafx.audioconfig.ui.AudioConfigMain.fx
  8. Right-click file (or in source) and select Run As/JavaFX Application.
  9. To launch in web browser, right-click and select Run As/JavaFX Application (Applet)
  10. Have fun!

Running:
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Exadel JavaFX Studio plug-in for Eclipse 1.0.2 released

We have released Exadel JavaFX Studio plug-in for Eclipse version 1.0.2 . The biggest feature in this version is error markers in the editor. Previously the compiler would run and report the errors in standard Eclipse console but wouldn’t put error markers in editor.

How to get started? Three easy steps (I’m assuming you already have JavaFX SDK installed. If not, download and install it from http://www.javafx.com):

  1. Download Exadel JavaFX Studio (click on Download link on the right-hand side menu
  2. Install Exadel JavaFX Studio
  3. Try this quick getting started or this.

Note: with introduction of error markers, we changed how we work with JavaFX SDK and rely on JDK 1.6 thus Mac OS is not supported in this version. On Windows or Linux you need to use JDK 1.6.

The new error markers feature is shown below. Next version of the plug-in will include editor code assist.

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with mouse over the error:
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