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Pleasing Software: Flex 4 vs JavaFX 1.2: Dance Battle

I make it a point to follow Chet Hass on his Codedependent blog. He always has something interesting to say about features in Flex. Even though I rarely use Flex, he often demonstrates interesting animations or visual effects.His latest post talks about the new transform effects in the upcoming Flex 4. Specifically he uses move (translate), rotate, and scale transforms to manipulate a control and make it twirl gracefully across the screen. Ok, that's a stretch, but I had to work the dance thing in here somewhere. You may want to watch his demonstration video now.When I saw the MXML code that Chet was using for his demo, I was struck by how similar it is to the way I would accomplish the same thing in JavaFX. Below is Chet's Flex 4 demo code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<s:Application xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
xmlns:d="http://ns.adobe.com/fxg/2008/dt"
xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/sp…

Units Converter

Units Converter A few years ago, I developed a Windows-based units-conversion application that converts between different kinds of units (such as kilograms and pounds). More recently, I developed a JavaFX 1.2 version of this application, to reinforce my grasp of various control classes in the javafx.scene.control package, and to experiment in adapting a desktop-based user interface (UI) to browser and mobile contexts. This article presents three versions of my units-conversion application. After presenting the first version and revealing three listview control-oriented annoyances, the article presents the second version, which fixes one of these annoyances (and reveals another), and which adapts its UI to various contexts. Lastly, the article presents the third version, which fixes the remaining annoyances by updating the listview control. I created these versions via NetBeans IDE 6.5.1 with JavaFX 1.2 UnitsConverter1, UnitsConverter2, and UnitsConverter3…

An introduction to the new tags in HTML 5

Otrzymano od użytkownika krzychukula za pośrednictwem Czytnika Google: An introduction to the new tags in HTML 5 przez Web Designer - Defining the internet through beautiful design autor: Steve Jenkins dnia 09-08-12

THE LATEST BROWSERS ARE ALREADY IMPLEMENTING SOME OF THE UPCOMING HTML 5 SPECIFICATIONS, SO IT’S A GOOD TIME TO START EXPERIMENTING WITH WHAT THE NEXT WEB WILL BRING
HTML 5 IS still working its way through the standards process, but some of its features are already in your browsers. If you’re using the latest Opera, Firefox or Internet Explorer, you’ve already downloaded a browser that can handle one or two pieces of the next generation of the web. With the standard still months or even years away, it’s not surprising that each browser offers a different set of HTML 5 components. Some just offer new JavaScript APIs, while others are starting to include intriguing new tags, like the <canvas> drawing surface. It’s worth getting to grips with these new features, as they’re…

Posterous+Gmail, czyli to i owo o portalach "socjalnych" :)

To mój pierwszy post z wykorzystaniem posterous, a jego tematem będzie słów kilka o popularnych sieciach/portalach/usługach lifestriming'owych, mikroblogowych i twittero-podobnych. Generalnie posterous bardzo fajnie się prezentuje, oraz daje mi możliwośc pisania do większości najważniejszych serwisów jak twitter czy facebook, jednak brak mi choćby tematów widocznych w tumblr. Każda strona na pasterous wygląda identycznie. Jednak jeśli traktować to jedynie jako serwis do publikowania postów, wydaje się to wystarczające.
Tak czy owak czekam aż "w końcu" postanie sledzik.pl i mam szczerą nadzieję że będzie miał otwarte API, mogli by się chociaż raz postarać i zrobić to czego mi potrzeba :DTak czy owak przetestowałem ostatnio kilka portali lifestrimingowych i podobnych. Co prawda z polskich to tylko Blip i jakoś mnie nie zachwycił ale o tych angielskich w ujęciu bardzo subiektywnym mogę coś napisać: Twitter: jak to twitter, trzeba mieć mimo jego ograniczeń[EN]
Facebook: to …