Making a Windows MSI from a Java 11 and JavaFX 11 Desktop application
With the advent of Java 9 and the introduction of 6 monthly release cycles, the Java Desktop landscape has changed considerably. If you find yourself looking to build Desktop applications using JavaFX and present them as self-contained applications, then take note. Continue reading “Making a Windows MSI from a Java 11 and JavaFX 11 Desktop application”
What is the point of writing an application if no one is going to use it? We all want our applications out there in the hands of users.
So how can we achieve this if we are building JavaFX applications for the desktop? Continue reading “Showcasing a deployable JavaFX application”
Even Java Desktop applications can use web services, and in this article, we will take a look at how to make a call to a SOAP web service and receive a response. For this simple example, we will make use of “The Naked Web Service” which was produced as an earlier article.
Continue reading “Java client calling SOAP web service”
This is a simple bit of code to monitor a directory and send a signal when something changes within that folder.
The purpose of this project is to be able to monitor one, or more, directories so that the application is notified anytime a new file is added to the directories under observation. Continue reading “Monitor folders for changes”
So-called because in this article we show how to put together all the parts of a simple web service so that when you come to use the tools out there, that make things easier and quicker, you can work out what has gone wrong and how to fix it.
Continue reading “The naked web service”
What is a web service?
There is a simple definition for a web service but before I get to that I want to set the scene.
Before the emergence of the internet, computers would connect with each other over point to point connections. Initially, the two ends of the communicating systems would need to be written on the same platform in the same technology. Continue reading “Web services the what and why”
This is the last in the series about writing applications which convert text to speech. We started off the journey by introducing the final product, a Speech Tester JavaFX application.
It is this application that we are going to design and build here.
Continue reading “Designing and Building JavaFX Text to Speech Tester”
Now that we have a small collection of voices to choose from, see our previous article, let us turn our attention to making some noise from our Java application.
Just to get us going we will select a voice and use it to play a quote. The quote we will use for now is “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” The voice we will use is the 8-bit Kevin. Continue reading “Making noise”
Welcome to the third in the series on adding speech to a Java application. In the previous post, we wrote a small application to list out all the voices available in our Java FreeTTS speech synthesiser.
In this article, we will take a look at increasing the number of voices available to us by adding voices from MBROLA. Continue reading “Adding MBROLA speech to FreeTTS Java speech synthesiser”
In the last post we took a look at a small application to demonstrate making our program speak and the various voices and settings that can be used to alter the sound.
In this post, we are going to build a small proof of concept project to load the FreeTTS synthesiser and start to use it. Continue reading “JavaFX and adding basic speech”