By Janice J. Heiss on Sep 26, 2013
The goal of the session was to teach attendees how to develop enterprise applications in JavaFX with real-world services and data. They were focused on showing how the DataFX framework facilitates the process of data retrieval and rendering, and how it allows developers to focus on their application-specific logic.
According to Vos and Ebbers, the real value in most client-oriented business applications is the data sitting on remote servers and cloud systems. Retrieving and displaying this data must be done correctly before end users can interact with it. The open source DataFX framework aims to simplify this by enabling JavaFX developers to easily retrieve data from a variety of sources in several formats and rapidly integrate it with JavaFX components (such as TableView), using typical JavaFX patterns. The session introduced the DataFX project, gave practical advice for using it, and provided insight into future applications.
The session explored a variety of tools used in DataFX: the Concurrency API, DataFX Executor, lambda expressions, DataReader, RestReader, DataProvider, Controller API, Flow API, and many more.
The DataFX Project
Java Champion Johan Vos
Be sure and go to Parleys.com to view the session in early October.