Author: Pedro Duque Vieira

Pedro Duque Vieira

Pedro (@P_Duke) is a freelance consultant. His passion and work has been all about graphics, including UI Design and UX. Besides being a Software Engineer he is also a Software Designer. In his free time, he likes doing open source projects. Some of them, power the most well-known JavaFX software (like NASA’s DSTE). You can learn more and reach him with work proposals through

  • New Java/JavaFX Library FXSkins Released

    A new Java / JavaFX library has been released. It’s called FXSkins.

    FXSkins is a collection of new Skins for existing JavaFX controls. These Skins will add more functionality to the controls used in your applications with almost no need to make changes to your application’s code.

    This library is targeted for the most recent Java versions.

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  • Creating CAD Applications with Java and JavaFX

    Some days ago I finished a CAD application whose purpose is to calculate the energy efficiency of Dwellings (or multiple Dwellings). It can be seen as an application similar to Autocad (which is used in Civil Engineering, Architecture, etc) but with the specific purpose to do energy efficiency assessment.

    I believe, having a good UX, features users have been dying to have, good, well structured code that lets you continuously evolve and better maintain what you already have and finally topping all that with a nice looking user interface, are the markers to a successful application. I think we’ve been able to score high in all those markers.

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