Tor Norbye left Oracle … and moved to Google

Yup, you’re reading it right ! … Tor Norbye, the guy behind alot of NetBeans & JavaFX goodies just left Oracle.
His new personal blog is located here:
Update: Tor just mentioned on his blog that he will work for …. Google

SlimShady (by D5 Team) in action .. is this the REAL JavaFX (2.0) design tool ?

It seams the secretive JavaFX SlimShady project (by D5 Team) is coming forward … enjoy what they were cooking for long time.

A quote (from Antony Rogers / “yourlookingatanother” youtube user):

“Slimshady’s design tool built by the d5 team alone – massive thanks to Chris Oliver and John Yoon for making it happen” …

Some additional teasers are available on Chris Oliver ( and Anthony Rogers ( blogs.
Also here are some really interesting comments from Anthony regarding SlimShady vs Prism (

slimshady isn’t prism. slimshady has been design by industry experts in animation, interactive design, tools and software engineering

i think the oracle blog is commenting on prism. at this time prism isn’t engineered for 3d and has no understanding of industry 3d that anyone would expect, its “really” 2.5d transforms on quads (some of it is hardware accelerated). anyway when it comes to java/fx’s near future for graphics, you should have been using slimshady a year ago- creating content within a real industry level 2d3d scene with strong workflows. building content to the level of say unity3d but with all the amazing 2d functionality you’d want for java related projects. you can make amazing user interfaces in slimshady, its not just about its 3d scene, its about creating new experiences that could contain 3d mesh’s. mesh’s are just ‘assets’ in a design, just like a text fields or photographs.

anyone know what ‘a native 3d object’ is?

author tool: i was the designer who came up with the idea of making a design tool for javafx. but had to leave that team so to build a design tool for javafx. we call slimshadys design tool ‘cubecase’- its fully featured with full industry standard animation systems, code expressions and an all new revolutionary interactive scene construction design. one of cubecases key goals was to remove the need of text to enable interactive functionality (i cant say how it does this, but its really amazing to see the idea engineered and working). i do hope cubecase will be seen by the public at some point, being a design tool expert designed it ;). we built the slimshady demo for oracle open world in cubecase- sorry it got pulled”

JavaOne 2010 – JavaFX 2.0 demo during Thomas Kurian keynote

Nandini Ramini, Director of Development for Client Java at Oracle, show a stunning demo of client-based graphics, showcasing the latest advancements in JavaFX, including a “video wall” comprised of 160 concurrently playing media streams, with a curvature to the wall achieved by applying 3D transforms to the 2D media views: