Shapes, Binding, and Animation in JavaFX and NetBeans

JavaFX makes working with graphics and animation super easy. And thanks to the new NetBeans plugin you can build rich graphics interactively. In this tutorial you will learn the very basics of creating shapes, binding to variables, and simple rollover animations in about 4 minutes. Watch the tutorial on

Advanced Topics In Programming Languages: Closures For Java

We propose to add Closures to the Java Programming Language. Closures simplify the use of APIs that rely on anonymous class instances, such as the concurrency APIs and callbacks. More importantly, closures support control abstractions, which are APIs that act as programmer-defined control constructs. This talk describes the proposed language …