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New Java Magazine Edition about UI Tools

From Chief Editor of Java Magazine Andrew Binstock

Coding UIs used to be an awful chore, with endless minute adjustments having to be constantly recorded. Fortunately, JavaFX greatly facilitated UI construction by scripting it with FXML, which is discussed in our first article. Our second article explores the drag-and-drop design tool, Scene Builder, which can generate FXML. Scene Builder was originally an Oracle tool that was released to open source and taken over by Gluon, which has been maintaining it ever since.

Front ends to web applications have their own unique needs, and we cover those too in a pair of articles: one on MVC 1.0, a web framework that at one time was considered for inclusion in Java EE 8, and another on a JavaScript toolkit, Oracle JET, which provides among many resources a large palette of useful controls with easy ways to wire them together.

If UIs are not your favorite topic, we have other subjects of interest: a detailed discussion of using MQTT, one the main messaging protocols in IoT. You'll also find an interesting dive into how the up-and-coming build tool Gradle uses libraries. And finally, we revisit a topic we've covered before: Compact Profiles in Java 8. In addition, of course, we offer our usual quiz —this time with the inclusion of questions from the entry-level exam—our review, and other goodness, such as readers' views on whether to include JavaScript in future issues. 

Previous edition was about Java and JVM tools 

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