VocabHunter Blog

  • VocabHunter v2.1.0 Released

    VocabHunter v2.1.0 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. This release includes a new facility to export your list of selected words along with any notes you have attached to them.

  • VocabHunter v2.0.0 Released

    VocabHunter v2.0.0 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Java 11 and OpenJFX 11 are now used and the installable bundle contains everything needed to run the program without the need to install Java separately.

  • Open Source & Secret Santa with Santulator

    A look inside Santulator, the Open Source Secret Santa program. Find out how the JavaFX user interface was given a colourful festive feel and some of the secrets of how it works behind the scenes.

  • Using the Java Packager with JDK 11

    This article shows how you can package your JDK 11 application into a bundle that can be installed on Mac, Windows or Linux. A worked example is given based on the Open Source Santulator project.

  • Santulator v1.1.0 Released

    Santulator v1.1.0 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. You can now import a spreadsheet containing the names of the participants in the Secret Santa draw.

  • Santulator

    Santulator is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Using Santulator you can easily run Secret Santa present draws for your friends or work colleagues.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.23 Released

    VocabHunter v1.0.23 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Performance has been improved, new documents can be analysed even faster than before and less memory is used.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.22 Released

    VocabHunter v1.0.22 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. You can now add notes to words for later study, filters are now even faster and more.

  • Migrating to JUnit 5

    VocabHunter was recently updated to use JUnit 5 for testing and this article explains how the change was made, the problems that were encountered and how they were solved.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.21 Released

    VocabHunter v1.0.21 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Filter file handling is now much faster and the user manual has been improved amongst other enhancements in this release.

  • Read (Almost) Any Document in Java

    Find out how to use Apache Tika to extract the text from a document in one of over a thousand different formats ranging from Microsoft Word through to PDF, all through a simple Java API.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.20 Released

    VocabHunter v1.0.20 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. This release comes with new filtering functionality to make it even easier to focus on just the vocabulary that interests you.

  • Building a JavaFX Search Bar

    A detailed technical look at the new VocabHunter search bar component. This post explains how the search bar user interface works and how JavaFX, ControlsFX and FontAwesomeFX were used to create this attractive and useful new user interface component.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.19 Released

    VocabHunter v1.0.19 is now available for free download for Mac, Windows and Linux. The biggest change in this release is the addition of the search functionality. You can read all about searching and all the other new features in this post.

  • Dependency Injection in JavaFX

    A guide to implementing Dependency Injection in a JavaFX application. In this post you can learn all about how this was done in VocabHunter using Gluon Ignite and Google Guice.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.18 Released

    v1.0.18 of VocabHunter is now available for download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Read all about it here.

  • How JavaFX was used to build a desktop application

    A guide to the JavaFX features used in building a fully-functioning modern desktop application.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.17 Released

    VocabHunter v1.0.17 is now available for download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Take a look here to find out what's new!

  • User Interface Testing with TestFX

    This guide shows how TestFX can be used to automate the testing of an application with a JavaFX user interface. The article uses the example of the VocabHunter GUI test, explaining in detail how this works and includes practical advice, links to all the source code and a video of the tests in action.

  • VocabHunter v1.0.16 Released

    VocabHunter v1.0.16 now is available for download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Take a look here to find out what's new!

  • VocabHunter – A tool for learners of foreign languages

    All about the technologies behind VocabHunter.

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