Welcome back to JavaFX links of the week. There have been a few interesting bits of news this week, so let’s get right into it.
- This week saw the final release of NetBeans 6.8. This release includes improvements in JavaFX support. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think of the improvements.
- Somewhat relatedly, a preview release of the NetBeans RAD tool is apparently due out this coming week. This tool is a NetBeans plugin similar to the Matisse GUI Builder for Swing, but, of course, for JavaFX.
- Stuart Marks, one of our fellow team mates in the JavaFX controls team, continues his series on ‘that infernal scene graph warning message‘. It’s a must read if you want a glimpse into the thought process that goes on within the JavaFX team.
- The JFXStudio holiday coding challenge is nearly over – so get your entries in if you are working on something!
- After Richard Bair recently presented to the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group, Sten Anderson has announced that he is talking this week to the Chicago Java Users Group. Similarly, Jonathan Giles be presenting to the Auckland Java Users Group this week.
- Richard Bair also let us know that the Vancouver Olympics chose to use JavaFX in an application on their website.
- The Exadel blog shows how to run JavaFX SDK examples using their JavaFX plugin for Eclipse.
- A new JavaFX book appeared on the scene this week somewhat unexpectedly (i.e. no one at fxexperience.com knew about it, which is odd given we’ve been involved in the reviewing of many of the earlier JavaFX books). The book is titled ‘ JavaFX Special Effects: Taking Java RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements’, and Jim Weaver recently spoke to the author, Lucas Jordan.
- Alex Ruiz has created a new JavaFX Maven plugin. Give it a whirl and let Alex know what you think.
That’s us for another week. If you know of any JavaFX news that you think is worthy of being included here, please email me and let me know. Catch you all in a weeks time!