Gerrit is a software engineer with more than 8 years of experience in software development, working as a software engineer for Canoo engineering (Basel, Switzerland). He has been involved in Java desktop application developments and controls development. His current interests include JavaFX, HTML5 and Swing especially development of custom controls in one of these technologies. He is also interested in Java driven embedded technologies like SunSPOT‘s, BeagleBoard and Raspberry PI. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras as well as his own projects (SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas). He is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and lead the Java User Group Münster (Germany) and co leads the JavaFX community. He speaks frequently at user groups and has spoken at conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx, JFokus, JAX, W-JAX and JFall. Gerrit founded his own projects: SteelSeries lib (a component library for Swing and HTML5 canvas). He also contributes to the JFXtras project.
JavaFX is now also available on ARM architecture which opens a completely new field for developers. Due to the reduced capabilities of the ARM architecture compared to standard desktop PC's one have to code in a slightly different way on this kind of machines. Based on the experience developing a JavaFX application for a BeagleBoard xM this session will give you an overview on the possibilities and quirks I came across. But even if the app is based on a developer preview version of JDK 1.7 for ARM it shows repectable results.