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New Jeff Friesen Article: Reading Newsfeeds in JavaFX with FeedRead

We've just published Jeff Friesen's new article, Reading Newsfeeds in JavaFX with FeedRead. This article is a follow-up to Jeff's recent article Learn about JavaFX's APIs for Reading RSS and Atom Newsfeeds. The earlier article provides an introduction to JavaFX's newsfeed capabilities; the new article shows how to take those capabilities and apply them to create a snazzy little JavaFX feed reader application. The FeedRead app demoed in "Reading Newsfeeds in JavaFX with FeedRead" Jeff built and tested FeedRead using NetBeans IDE 6.5.1 and JavaFX 1.2. The application can be run in stand-alone mode, or within a web browser. Running the app in a web browser provides the advantage that when you click on a feed item, the full article will be loaded into a new browser window. Jeff provides large snippets of the code that performs the key functions for the app, and talks about what the individual sections do, and why certain elements that might appear surprising had to be that way. Because JavaFX is so young a technology, there are still some work-arounds that are required when you build an application of any complexity. For example, Jeff refers to Amy Fowler's JavaFX 1.2: Layout post in describing why it was necessary to subtract flowRef.layoutBounds.minX in the layoutX: bind statement (and also do the equivalent for layoutY). It all goes back to the question of coordinate systems that has always been a part...


Date: December, 24 2009
Url: http://www.java.net/blog/editor/archive/2009/12/24/new-jeff-friesen-article-reading-newsfeeds-javafx-feedread


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