JWT Decoder

Screen shot of the JWT Decoder Java desktop application.

A Java desktop application to decode JSON Web Tokens. Built using OpenJDK 11 and OpenJFX 11. The team members who built the application were Klaus Cepani, Jorid Spaha, Josh James and John McNeil.

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Rendezvous

For those people who spend their time visiting people this application is perfect.  Rendezvous allows you to enter all your appointments.  As the appointment time approaches a text reminder is sent to the person you are visiting to remind them of the appointment.  The month, week, and day calendar views allow you to see upcoming appointments.

Screenshots of the Rendezvous appointment reminder Java desktop application.

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Breakout4J

Screen display of Breakout4J a Java 8 and JavaFX application based on the Atari Breakout game.

Breakout4J is a JavaFX single-player game based on the old Atri games console game called Breakout.  This is the application that students build from the ground up as part of the online course “How to design and build your first real application in JavaFX”.

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Creating an MSI installer from a JavaFX 11 modular desktop application

This is a follow-on article for building Java desktop applications using OpenJDK11 and OpenJFX 11. See

In this article, we are, like the previous articles, going to build the whole application using the command line.

The software tools we will use in this article are:

  • OpenJDK 11
  • OpenJFX 11
  • OpenJFX 11 modules
  • JPackager
  • Wix Toolset 3.11

See the earlier article Making a Windows MSI from a Java 11 and JavaFX 11 Desktop application for more information about these tools

What is different here is firstly the application is going to take advantage of the modular system introduced in Java 9. Secondly, we are going to build a Java Runtime Environment that includes the JavaFX modules our application requires. We will then package up the Java application with the JRE however, this will leave us with a JRE for any other Java applications providing the modules they need are included in the JRE.

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Making a Windows MSI from a Java 11 and JavaFX 11 Desktop application

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”