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December 2012 Meeting Information


December 11, 2012
Technical Overview of JavaFX 2 – Part 2

This month, Paul Furbacher continues his series on JavaFX 2. Paul will dig a bit deeper into features and look at properties, bindings, tasks, and services. To illustrate these, he'll look at a non-trivial application which binds progress updates to the user interface. The sources of the updates are tasks, and those tasks are encapsulated in services. The application will use Google's Geocoding Java API to get map data for the creation of map URLs used in a Web page, generated by the task. Google throttles the use of its service, so if the application has a lot of maps to create (it does), it has to make requests at a reasonably slow pace. If we didn't use a task on a separate thread, the application's UI would hang, and the user might not be happy about that.

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad second floor meeting hall starting promptly at 7:30pm. Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to join ACGNJ.

SIG Leader Mike Redlich
Phone: (908) 246-0410