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.
- There is an opening in the JavaFX team for a rich-text expert. Check it out if you’re interested.
- Amy Fowler’s talk to the Silicon Valley JavaFX users group is now available for you to view online. The audio is a little poor at the start, but it gets better after about 10 minutes.
- Drew has continued his research into integrating physics engines into JavaFX.
- Java Champion Adam Bien was interviewed by Sun to discuss his thoughts on JavaFX. Overall it is an interesting discussion.
- A small section of Simon Morris’ book ‘JavaFX in Action’ has been edited and published online. It covers how to develop classes in JavaFX, which I’m sure a number of people will find useful.
- Another contribution by Simon Morris is a ‘wipe library’, which he has provided an example application for. I had to include it for the keyboard cat reference. I think programming demos would be better with more keyboard cats.
- Johan Vos has blogged about a JavaFX chat application designed for use by focus groups.
That’s it folks – catch you in a weeks time!