SWT to JavaFX migration – Eclipse RCP Cookbook

When developing an Eclipse RCP application in the past, you needed to use the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) as UI toolkit for creating and rendering the user interface. With Eclipse 4 you are not restricted to SWT anymore. The architecture separated the application model and the rendering, which allows to create an Eclipse based application using a different UI toolkit. Currently there are implementations for JavaFX and Vaadin available.

The following recipe shows the steps necessary to migrate a simple Eclipse 4 application from SWT to JavaFX using the e(fx)clipse tooling and runtime. It is based on the basic recipe introduced in a previous blog post and can also be used as basis for further recipes.

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Dirk Fauth

The Product Menu – A New Way to Organize Your Product Backlog

For over a year, I am now proud Product Owner of CenterDevice. And all this time I felt bad about myself, how I managed to keep my product backlog in shape. Or rather, how I failed in doing so. Three weeks … Continue reading

Jenkins Deployment Dashboard Plugin for Amazon EC2 Environments

This blog article describes a new Jenkins plugin we developed as a result of the Continuous Delivery in the Cloud blog series. In the initial blog series we explained the setup of a Delivery pipeline based solely on Open Source tools. … Continue reading