Author Archives: Sebastian Damm

ControlsFX 8.0.1 (JavaFX 8 component library) released

ControlsFX is an open-source project aimed at providing additional components for JavaFX 8. (Don´t get confused by the version numbers. ControlsFX 8.0.1 is only the second release of this young library and it started with version number 8.0.0 to be on line … Continue reading

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ECMAScript 6 – The future of JavaScript

After the current standard, ECMAScript 5, was primarily aimed at making it easier to develop bigger and more sophisticated software in ECMAScript (strict mode, getters and setters, property descriptor maps, …), the 6th version is shaping up follow the trails … Continue reading

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ECMAScript 5 – the current JavaScript standard

ECMAScript is THE language of the web and yet many developers aren´t even aware of its existence. It is a standard (named ECMA-262) developed by Ecma International that serves as a standardized basis for the likes of JavaScript, JScript or … Continue reading

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NetBeans 7.2 – New Refactoring option ‘Replace Constructor with Builder…’

Some weeks ago version 7.2 of the NetBeans IDE was released (download at http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html). This version includes a nice new option to refactor your code. The Builder Pattern The Builder Pattern (amongst others made popular by Joshua Bloch’s 2nd edition of … Continue reading

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