JavaFX has really outperformed its competitors Flash and SilverLight in terms of ease of use and browser compatibilities.

Java is my bread n butter .. ! So when my home manager challenged me – can’t your Java or any of its cousin (who else than javaFX 🙂 .. fetch required categories of photos from our scattered flickr accounts and allow me roll over in my blog site !!

So already under a tight schedule for my official project .. both JavaFx and Flickr API allowed me create my first Flicr App in less than 2 hours ..

I had chosen http://www.javafx.com/samples/Mosaic/index.html – as the starting point.

And the most interesting part was – correctly invoking the Flickr REST API –

I found that – following API Call is a good start for a beginner like me !
location: “http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.people.getPublicPhotos”
“&api_key={apiKey}&user_id={userid}”; // — working for public photos

Well after you get the API Key by visiting the site – http://www.flickr.com/services/apps/

http://www.javafx.com/samples/Mosaic/src/Main.fx.html

try out the API Explorer – http://www.flickr.com/services/api/explore/?method=flickr.people.getPublicPhotos – and find your User Id and all different types of URLs based on your query parameters.

http://www.javafx.com/samples/Tweeter/

If you want to access private photos then you have to follow the laborious process of setting up authentication – http://developer.yahoo.com/java/howto-flickrAuth.html

.. I shall place the code that I got my hand dirty with .. very soon ..

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