JavaFX is going to be removed from the Java JDK

Just read that JavaFX is going to be removed from the Java JDK. From the article: “Making JavaFX its own module will make it easier to adopt and clear the way for new contributors, Oracle said. The company added that with the faster release schedule being implemented for standard Java and the JDK, JavaFX needs to be on its own pace driven by contributions from Oracle and others in the OpenJFX community.”

LibGDX error: Your Android SDK path doesn’t contain an SDK

I don’t know much about LibGDX yet, but one thing I’ve learned is that if you get the LibGDX error message, “Your Android SDK path doesn’t contain an SDK,” it’s because the LibGDX setup tool doesn’t work automatically with the Android SDK tools that you download from the Android website, at least not the default tools. (That directory may work after you do some configuration with the sdkmanager, dunno.)

How to install Java, Scala, and SBT on Linux Mint

Lately I’ve been in the process of “making the switch” from macOS to Linux Mint, and to that end, I just installed the Java 8 JDK/SDK, Scala 2.12, and SBT 0.13 on a new Linux Mint system, and I want to note here how I did that while it’s still fresh in my mind. Here are my notes in a compact form.

Update: Possible alternative

I haven’t looked into this yet, but it may be possible (and easier) to install OpenJDK rather than Oracle’s version of Java (which I describe below). I describe that process on my notes on how to configure a new Ubuntu server, but the basic command to install the OpenJDK JRE is:

apt-get install default-jre

and the command to install the OpenJDK JDK/SDK is:

apt-get install default-jdk

Mac Java deprecated - Steve Jobs and James Gosling reply

[Dateline: Friday, October 22, 2010, Talkeetna, Alaska.] After Apple very quietly announced that their Mac Java port is deprecated, a CIO wrote Steve Jobs, and Mr. Jobs sent his usual one-line reply. Next up, James Gosling, the "father of Java", replied to Mr. Jobs' comments, basically saying they were inaccurate.

Android + Eclipse: How to create a new Android Virtual Device (AVD) emulator

Android Eclipse FAQ: How do I create a new Android Virtual Device (AVD) emulator I can use in Eclipse?

There are at least two ways to create a new Android Virtual Device you can use in Eclipse: (a) Using the Eclipse Android GUI, and (b) using the Android command line.

How to create an AVD in Eclipse

Assuming your Android Eclipse work environment is set up properly, creating a new Android Virtual Device (AVD) is simple. Just follow these steps.

Eclipse Android FAQ: How to set up your Eclipse Android development environment

Eclipse Android FAQ: How to set up the Eclipse Android development environment, including the Eclipse ADT and Android SDK.

After a little digging around I figured out how to install an Eclipse Android development environment, and I thought I'd share my installation notes here. The notes are a little shorter than my usual detailed explanations, but hopefully they're long enough.

To get the Android development environment working with Eclipse, you need to install two components onto your development system:

Apple's motivation for their iPhone 4.0 SDK licensing changes

IMHO, Apple's motivation for their changes to the iPhone SDK developer agreement are clear: They want you to write your code in Objective C, written to the iPhone API, so your apps will run on their phone, and nowhere else.