VocabHunter is an Open Source tool designed to help you to learn a foreign language. v1.0.23 of VocabHunter is available now. Get your free copy from the download page.
The main changes in this release are:
- Document analysis speed has been significantly improved. If you start a new VocabHunter session with, for example, a big novel, you should see that the book is analysed very quickly and that the system is ready for action much sooner than in previous versions.
- As part of the increase in performance, VocabHunter now uses less memory. This improves the overall experience for the user.
- Thanks to a new version (v1.17) of Apache Tika, VocabHunter can now read even more document formats. For more information about how Apache Tika is used to read document types ranging from PDF to Microsoft Word, see the article Read (Almost) Any Document in Java.
- As usual, a few other software libraries used internally by VocabHunter were updated.
Building a JavaFX Search Bar
While working on this release I republished the article Building a JavaFX Search Bar on Medium. This post describes how a search bar was created in JavaFX and how ControlsFX and FontAwesomeFX are used in this attractive and useful new user interface component.
Java 9 Support Coming Soon…
VocabHunter is built to work with Java 8. Work continues to adapt the system to Java 9. If you’re interested, take a look at the experimental VocabHunter JDK 9 branch and the associated VocabHunter JDK 9 milestone.