Have you ever wondered how to make your application talk? Well, in this tutorial we take a look at a JavaFX application built to sample some voices. The application uses freely available tools such as FreeTTS and MBROLA to add speech into an application. Continue reading “JavaFX Text to Speech”
I was working on a project the other day and it had a requirement for speech. Based on some pre-agreed text, the application needed to play back the text to the user. Now, these days this sort of thing is common place. Alexa and Siri are well known services based on this sort of technology.
So, what if you want to convert text to speech how can you do this.
When starting out programming there are so many things that you need to learn. The problem is made worse by the fact there are so many things you do not know you need to know. Added to this is a multitude of things that you think you need to know that you try to learn.
So You Want to Write a Java Desktop Application was written for just such a situation. This book takes you step by step through the process of building a Java application with JavaFX. The aim of the book is to build an application starting with a basic description, understanding the application design, and working through each section fully. All the code is provided so the reader can build as they read. By the end of the book, you will have a working application, as well as a good understanding of how to design and build your own applications.
JavaFX provides a number of Alert dialog box templates to solve a range of requirements. Here we look at two of the options namely the information template and blank template. Continue reading “JavaFX Alert information box demo”
There are many terms used within the software industry to describe roles that people perform. All of these roles contribute in some shape or form to produce and deliver software to a target audience.
Many of the terms used are arbitrarily assigned by organisations as they suit, and do not necessarily conform to any agreed to and understood definition. In fact, if you were to look these terms up in an attempt to define each you will find a varying array of explanations. Continue reading “Roles in Software Development”
I come across many articles that discuss what makes a good developer:
• What is a good developer?
• How to become a good developer?
• Things you must know to be a good developer? Continue reading “What is a Good Developer?”
Novice programmers often find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to writing their own applications. Sometimes what they need is a blueprint – an example to follow that shows them the way. “Introduction to JavaFX development” is written to do just that. It takes a simple description of an application and walks through how to build the program. Continue reading “Introduction to JavaFX development”
Quite often when building desktop applications there is a need to present information to the user. A popular means of doing this is through the use of a popup dialog box. JavaFX provides us with a few ways of doing this using the Alert dialog box. In this tutorial we take a look at the various types of alert from error to confirmation. Continue reading “JavaFX Alert dialog example”
When I first started out in programming, I made the same mistake I now see countless people make when starting. I wrote code for me and that worked, and that was good enough for me. As time passed and the code I produced expanded and became more ambitious so my bad habits became more ingrained. I think it is something we all do; we all go through. It is not until we encounter an issue, a reason to change, that we appreciate the error of our ways. If we are fortunate we get an opportunity to work with other more worldly wise programmers who can help us adopt good habits; if not then we need hard lessons to alter our behaviour.
Previously I had written a blog called “Wrap Java into an executable with Launch4J”. The title for the article I now realise was perhaps misleading in that it only covered how to download the tool and install. I understand that some readers may actually want an example of how to convert their Java code into an actual executable. This aims to address that short coming.Continue reading “Wrap Java into an executable with Launch4J-Part 2”