FX Experience Has Gone Read-Only

I've been maintaining FX Experience for a really long time now, and I love hearing from people who enjoy my weekly links roundup. One thing I've noticed recently is that maintaining two sites (FX Experience and JonathanGiles.net) takes more time than ideal, and splits the audience up. Therefore, FX Experience will become read-only for new blog posts, but weekly posts will continue to be published on JonathanGiles.net. If you follow @FXExperience on Twitter, I suggest you also follow @JonathanGiles. This is not the end - just a consolidation of my online presence to make my life a little easier!

tl;dr: Follow me on Twitter and check for the latest news on JonathanGiles.net.

The new Inscape 0.47 has a very cool feature, it can save any drawing as a JavaFX file. Inkscape is a open source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator or CorelDraw and is based on the standard SVG file format. It will save out your drawing as a JavaFX source file that contains a subclass of CustomNode which has all the graphics from your drawing in it. Its a shame it only supports JavaFX source files and not FXZ files as they can be loaded at runtime without the need to compile them. Maybe the next release will support FXZ as well as it should not be hard the formats are very similar. Even without FXZ support this is an amazing addition and I am sure will prove really useful to a lot of people working with JavaFX.

So go download it now and have a play šŸ™‚