Because of its rich UI capabilities, one very natural and powerful use of JavaFX technology is data visualization. In today's post I'd like to highlight the JavaFX applet that Nik Silver created to visualize and navigate news. Nik's app accesses the Guardian Open Platform API from Guardian News and Media Limited, and presents it in the bubbles-style interface shown below:
The purple border in the screen shot is my desktop, where this applet is located after having been dragged from the browser.
The bubbles shown above represent tags with which articles are categorized. You can drag the bubbles around and observe the physical interaction between them. You can also double click on a bubble to drill down into the tag.
Also, the sliders shown above enable you to configure spacing and size of the bubbles. They appear as a result of clicking the Show Controls button.