SWT to JavaFX migration of Eclipse 4 based applications
With the Eclipse 4 platform and e(fx)clipse, you are not forced to use SWT as UI toolkit for Eclipse RCP based applications anymore. If you start a new project, you can simply use a wizard for creating the necessary project setup and develop the application from scratch using JavaFX. If you want to migrate an existing application from SWT to JavaFX, you need to perform several steps.
In this session you will learn about the disadvantages of SWT and the advantages of JavaFX that could lead to a migration decision. The necessary steps to perform such a migration are shown, like updating the project setup aswell as the steps to migrate a SWT based user interface to a JavaFX based one.