I have created a simple Maven archetype for building standalone JavaFX 2.0 applications written in Scala. The generated Scala code is a close translation of the Java code for the Colorful Circles demo in Oracle’s Getting Started with JavaFX tutorial. Here’s how it looks:
I’m sick of Java’s low abstraction level which implies lots of coding overhead/boilerplate, so I’ve just started looking at Scala. While the language is definitely appealing, setting up my tool chain was not such a pleasant ride because the information I needed was dispersed across many web pages and well hidden between obsoleted or misleading information. This post shows what I did to succeed so you can use it as a guide line.
As a programmer who hasn’t been living under a rock for the last couple of years, by now you sure know that loose coupling of software components enhances their reusability. When it comes to OOP, there are a lot of tools in our box to implement loose coupling, including Program To An Interface, Dependency Injection and many more. But what about software documentation?
I am pleased to announce the relaunch of the TrueZIP User Website at http://truezip.java.net. The new website features a slightly revised design and a lot new content.