JavaFX links of the week, February 1

It goes without saying that this weeks big news item was of course the Sun acquisition, and the subsequent webcast by Oracle to outline the plans ahead for JavaFX. From the webcast it seems pretty clear that JavaFX has got a lot of support within Oracle, who plan to invest heavily in it in the coming months and years.

Here’s the most useful JavaFX links from the past week.

JavaFX links of the week, January 25

Well, I best start this week by mentioning that the Oracle takeover of Sun is edging very near. The EU appears to now be happy with things, and the word is that China’s and Russia’s competition bodies are now looking it all over. Of most interest for those of us in the JavaFX world will be the 5 hour (!) webcast being given this week by Oracle. The presentation is on Wednesday 27th January, 9:00am – 2:00pm Pacific time. You can register for it, and find out more, here.

Now, on with this weeks most relevant news.

That’s it folks – catch you in a weeks time!

Seeking: Awesome JavaFX developer to join our team

So, my team at Sun has an opening for a guru in rich-text user interface controls. This is a big project and it’s getting a huge push. As detailed in the job spec:

This is a software staff engineering position requiring the ability to design, test, implement and maintain rich-text user interface controls. The person in this role is expected to identify areas for improvement and modification of Sun’s platform products and contribute to Sun’s overall product strategy. This person will work closely with others within the team and across teams to accomplish project objectives. May assume a leadership role in projects, including such activities as leading projects, participator in product planning and technology evaluation and related activities. May use technical leadership and influence to negotiate product design features or applications, both internally, and with open source groups as needed.

We really want to get this position filled now, so if you are keen, or know someone that is keen – apply! Working in the JavaFX team, and of course in particular the team I’m in, is a great deal of fun, and you get to work with people who really are smart and enthused about what they’re doing. You’ll learn a lot, and get to really sink your teeth into a growing technology and platform. Of course, the thrill of seeing your code used around the world is a pretty cool thing too.

So, if you have what we need, apply today, and I look forward to working with you!

Amy Fowler at Silicon Valley JavaFX users group

Amy Fowler recently gave a talk to the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group covering her work on the JavaFX layout APIs. Her talk covers what we have now, as well as a sneak peak at what the plans are for JavaFX 1.3 (with plans still subject to change, etc). The video is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Apologies to your ears for the first 10 minutes – there was a bit of trouble with the microphone – but it does improve after that.

Next up is Hinkmond Wong who will be presenting about mobile Java, including JavaME and JavaFX. This is on February 10th at 6:00PM at the Sun campus. You can find all other relevant details at the link above. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend, virtually or in person. Remember that attending virtually allows for you to watch the presentation live, and interact with both the presenter via Google moderator questions, as well as taking part in chat with others attending virtually. So it’s not much worse than being there in person!

JavaFX links of the week, January 18

Wow! A great week of links this week, with a number of interesting reads, some interesting code, and another upcoming JavaFX talk coming up real soon now. Here’s the links of the past week:

I hope that there were some useful links in there for you. Please feel free to email me ( if you have anything you want to have linked to in a future posting. Until next week – have a great week ahead, and keep up the great work 🙂