Frank Delporte (@frankdelporte) is a Java developer, blogger, author of "Getting started with Java on Raspberry Pi", and contributor to Pi4J. Frank blogs about his experiments with Java, sometimes combined with electronic components, on the Raspberry Pi.
How to use the same architecture to implement a JavaFX-based GUI, a PUI attached to a Raspberry Pi, and integrate both in a clean, modular way.
Let’s learn about adding some more data to our messaging system with another member of the Raspberry Pi family: the Pico.
Java modules have been a big discussion point before in many places. And this is now also causing some headaches in the Pi4J project…
MQTT on Raspberry Pi (Part 2): Using MQTT and Raspberry Pi to Visualize Sensor Data on a TilesFX Dashboard
In the 2nd part of the series, learn how to use MQTT and the Raspberry Pi to visualize sensor data on a TilesFX dashboard!
Publish the data of up to 100 devices to an always-on, maintenance-free message broker for free!
As part of the Foojay Virtual OpenJDK 17+ JUG Tour, I was asked to present the state of Java and JavaFX 17 on the Raspberry Pi.
So, a perfect opportunity to freshen up my #JavaOnRaspberryPi presentation with some hot-off-the-press versions.
The Pi4J Project was started in 2012 by Robert Savage, the same year the Raspberry Pi was introduced.
After long rework, the Pi4J library (a friendly object-oriented I/O API and implementation libraries for Java Programmers to access the full I/O capabilities of the Raspberry Pi platform) has taken a big step with the first release of the V.2.
Although a lot of universities and high schools focus on Python and C# in their program, there are luckily a lot of others who go “full Java”.
Don’t get me wrong, I definitely don’t want to start a “programming-languages-war”, but Java is the language I used myself more than any other for the last 10 years.
Setting up a new project or building a proof-of-concept for a new idea, is a matter of hours. And there is always a solution for the problem I need to solve.
This is probably true for each developer who has enough experience in the language used the most. But having used and experimented with many other languages, I still keep returning to my “one true love”, being Java, as it always delivers the result I’m aiming for, with the right amount of code to be readable, understandable, and testable!
Since Java switched to a 6-month release cycle, JavaFX has done the same, so next version will be number 17.
Keep in mind, although Java and JavaFX are on the same version-number, you can still use Java 11 and combine it with the JavaFX 17 runtime if you want to benefit from its improvements. Up till now, there were no breaking changes in either of the frameworks which force you to use a Java-version higher than 11.
Here on Foojay.io, you can find already a long list of articles about Java on the Raspberry Pi.
As you may know, already I’m a big fan of this combination. The Raspberry Pi on one side is a very cheap computer that allows you to experiment with electronic components thanks to the Pi4J library.
And on the other hand, JavaFX is the ideal framework to build user interfaces that can directly control these components, all in one application!
But maybe you don’t have / want to believe me? So let’s ask two experts what they think is the future of #JavaOnRaspberryPi.
- Raspberry Pi
Igor De Souza shares on his blog a lot fun and inspirational experiments with Java on Raspberry Pi. Some of those were already shared here on Foojay.io.
This time we want to highlight his work which combines a web app made with Spring and Thymeleaf, to control an LCD display connected to a Raspberry PI.