Unfortunately my original site is broken and I lost my app - you can check this post from Daniel Shiffman instead
I know this is a blog that was supposed to have JavaFX stuff, but I'm playing with HTML 5 last days due a book I bought in Amazon :).
What I'll show in this post is a simple particle generator which was inspired in Lucas Jordan's book JavaFX Special Effects. In charpter 2 of this book some particles systems are presented.
The code of the particle generator I created could be much better, I know that, but it was a test and If I start to improve things and add new controls I would never finish it, so I decided to put a end on it.
The main challenge while creating this out was create more particles and set a good time interval. To create more particle I created a for in the main loop, it is not performatic, if you set a big particle life and the number of particles, sure you will see that it will start to slow down.