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I am pleased to announce the release of Apache Pivot 2.0. Apache Pivot is an open-source platform for building installable Internet applications (IIAs) in Java. This major update includes a number of significant enhancements including: Support for dynamic data binding Pivot 1.5 and earlier supported data binding via a load/store model that maps well to client/server applications such as REST...
on Jan 19, 2011
The question of how to combine Swing and Apache Pivot components comes up often enough that I thought I would write a quick blog entry about it. Pivot doesn't currently support embedded Swing components. However, it is possible to use Pivot components within an existing Swing application. The following demo shows a number of Pivot components hosted in a JInternalFrame; another internal frame...
on Oct 12, 2010
I am happy to announce the release of Apache Pivot 1.5! Apache Pivot (http://pivot.apache.org) is a platform for building rich Internet applications (RIAs) in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform. Pivot 1.5 includes a number of improvements intended to help improve the overall...
on Jun 8, 2010
Pivot has graduated to a top-level Apache Project! The official press release went out this morning: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Pivot as Top-Level Project To coincide with the graduation, Pivot 1.4 was released a couple of weeks ago, and this morning we launched the new project site at http://pivot.apache.org! We are very proud to be joining one of the most well-respected...
on Jan 19, 2010
The Pivot development team is happy to announce the release of Apache Pivot 1.3. Apache Pivot is a platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform. Pivot is currently undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation. Notable updates in...
on Sep 22, 2009

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It has been a while since I have written about Pivot, so I thought I would put together a quick entry to highlight a few of the things we have been working on recently (Apache Pivot is a platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It is currently undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation). CardPane Transitions One of the new features added in Pivot 1.2 was support for...
on Jul 1, 2009
The Pivot development team is happy to announce the release of Apache Pivot version 1.1! Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform. This is the first official release since Pivot 1.0 was announced last fall, and is...
on Apr 20, 2009
Pivot 1.0.1 contains a couple features we wanted to get in for version 1.0 but didn't have time, as well as a number of minor bug fixes. Specifically, component skins are now all drawn using gradients, producing a much more modern UI appearance, and an Accordion component has been added. This version supersedes the previous 1.0.0 release. Pivot 1.0 buttons: Pivot 1.0.1 buttons:
on Oct 23, 2008
The Pivot development team is happy to announce the release of Pivot 1.0. Pivot is an open-source framework for building high-quality, cross-platform applications that are deployable both via the web and to the desktop. It began as an R&D effort at VMware but has now been made available to the community as an option for developers who want to build rich internet (RIA) applications in Java....
on Oct 15, 2008
For all of the (arguably justifiable) buzz AJAX is getting these days, it can still be a pretty painful technology to use for developing web applications. JavaScript, the programming language used to build AJAX applications, is interpreted and only minimally object-oriented. HTML, the UI framework behind AJAX, remains, at its core, a page layout language, not a GUI toolkit. AJAX is certainly a...
on Mar 6, 2007