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SVJAVAFXJUG - JavaFX Layout Secrets with Amy Fowler 13 Jan 2010

THIS IS HOUSTON.... The Silicon Valley JavaFX JUG met for its 2nd meeting on Jan 13th, 2010. SVJAVAFXJUG once again had another rock star speaker in Amy Fowler. Amy Fowler is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and is one of the founding members of the Java Swing GUI Toolkit. . Over 70 people attended this meeting at Sun's Santa Clara Auditorium. Plus, 40 folks were watching remotely via ustream.   Amy's talk entitle "JavaFX Layout Secrets" dealt with a number concepts including: - the resizable mixin class (what JavaFX elements are resizable and which are not) - layouts & transforms, nodes inside Containers, Text Layout Bounds - Concrete Containers and concepts like: Stack, HBox, VBox, Tile, Flow, Panel - Growing and Shrinking in the scene-graph - The 10 Layout Commandments in JavaFX...(Per Amy, now down to 8 something w/new JavaFX 1.3 features-see photos below) - PLUS much MORE; **stay tuned** for Stephen Chin to put the session up on parleys.com soon (it will be in the free "JUG space") PHOTOs from the Event: Questions from the Online audience were: Do the layout efficiency changes effect the well known issues of JavaFX apps flickering in the browser? Did the JavaFX team ever decide on the question: "Should "lookup" drill down into CustomNode?" - http://fxexperience.com/2009/11/node-lookup/"? Which ...


Date: January, 17 2010
Url: http://www.java.net/blog/sunahouston/archive/2010/01/17/svjavafxjug-javafx-layout-secrets-amy-fowler-13-jan2010


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