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Artifactory on Ubuntu 14.04

As part of a new continuous integration (CI) server build I need to install a Maven repository manager or software repository. After much debate I’ve decided to go with Artifactory on Ubuntu but the choice was not easy.

Java 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Getting Java 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 is a topic that is very hotly debated (1, 2, 3, etc, etc) but it looks like this important piece of software won’t officially make it into Ubuntu 14.04 in any time frame that is useful – I’m writing this May 2015, OpenJDK 8 was released March 2014 and …

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UIInstructions cannot be cast

I f, like me, you are getting an error message along the lines of “UIInstructions cannot be cast to” you are in luck because here’s the answer.

JavaFX 2 with JPA 2 and Drag and Drop – Part 3

This article will cover a method that can be used to include more than one entity type in a tree (the same system will work for other widgets such as lists and tables) by using a proxy holder. The previous articles in this series covered setting up the demo application and getting started with JPA.

SampleFX Mini-Demos

I’ve taken a short break from the JavaFX and JPA series of articles because I wanted to start a new project that demonstrates common day to day tasks in JavaFX. I’ve called this project SampleFX5 and you can download it here.