OT: Netbeans ported to JFX?

Chris Newland cnewland at chrisnewland.com
Thu Jul 10 22:43:25 UTC 2014

Apologies for the self-promotion but I've built a pretty complex open
source project using JavaFX and found it to be a very usable technology.

Light years ahead of Swing and more powerful than SWT; much easier layout
(VBox/HBox), builder pattern, styling (CSS etc.) and deployment (part of

The project is a HotSpot LogCompilation analyser called JITWatch (an
AdoptOpenJDK project) and it uses a range of JavaFX controls and features
(TreeViews, SplitPanes, Canvas, etc.)

There are some screenshots at the end of the wiki at

I wouldn't go back to SWT now I'm up to speed with JavaFX and would
definitely use it commercially.



On Thu, July 10, 2014 15:53, David Hill wrote:

> It certainly would be nice to have more JavaFX applications (real apps or
> even good demos) as it would help showcase the capabilities. Jasper has
> whipped together some interesting demo apps over the years for JavaOne
> Any suggestions on good demo apps for small boards (Pi, i.MX6) ?
> (Existing or otherwise).
> Dave

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