Another game based project. This time to see how to build an application with the main UI made of a “hex map”, commonly used in war gaming and RPG’s.
Lots of IT departments struggle to succeed with software development. It's one of the most difficult things any company can try to do because software development is almost always about exploration, investigation, innovation and learning as you go. Users rarely know what they want, certainly don't know what is possible, and have trouble visualizing how software will work before it is delivered. Programmers, for their part, often have limited understanding of the business and are usually expected to leverage new technologies they've never used before to build working solutions.
For the past 35 years I've spent a lot of time thinking about how we think about building systems. This blog is a place for me to share what I've learned about not just programming, but the entire lifecyle of business applications - from the initial idea to satisfy a business need, right through development and maintenance, to the inevitable day when it's time to replace it with something newer and better.
This blog is still very much a work in progress. Expect to see both technical articles and articles about programming in a business environment. Lately, I've been concentrating on writing tutorials for my "Elements of JavaFX" series. There is a surprising lack in the web right now of high quality information about how to use JavaFX properly, and I'm hoping that this series can fill that hole.
Maybe you’ve figured out how to build a working GUI that looks good. Now, how do you connect it to the rest of the world and make it do something?
ChangeListener or InvalidationListener, which is right kind of listener to use?
Pseudo Classes are the best way to handle on/off state changes in a Node in JavaFX. But it’s very badly explained in the JavaDocs and hard to understand. This article should clear that up.
Everything you need to know about Events
Let’s look at Buttons.How to set them up and style them, how to use them, and things to look out for.
Stand-ups, Retrospectives, Sprints, Scrum Masters. Is it just bureaucratic nonsense that gets in the way of good programmers doing their thing? It shouldn’t be.
Kotlin has been described as, “The language that Java would have been if it had been designed 25 years later”. It’s starting to pick up popularity, and has had a boost from being endorsed by Google for Android development.But you’re not an Android developer, so should you learn, and use, Kotlin?
An approach to implementing the JavaFX Property “bean” structure for observable objects in an idiomatic Kotlin fashion.