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.


We have not yet provided a SplitView Control in JavaFX (and it is not in the plan for 1.3). However, the main reason is that it is relatively simple to write one from scratch so we’re focusing on some of the harder things (like TreeViews). I was asked recently how to go about writing a SplitView in JavaFX, so I decided to write a very short blog post with sample code from a demo I wrote for this past Devoxx. (more…)

JavaFX links of the week, January 11

Only a few links this week – it seems everyone is still thawing out (in the northern hemisphere anyway – it’s nice and summery down here in New Zealand where I live). So, this week we had four interesting posts:

Catch you all again in a weeks time.

JavaFX 1.2.1 Plugin for Eclipse Released

The marketing folks at Sun email me when things are being announced. They just let me know that a new JavaFX plugin for Eclipse has been released. As per the announcement that’ll sooner or later turn up on the official JavaFX blog:

A new version of the JavaFX Plugin for Eclipse IDE has just been released! This latest version is based on the JavaFX 1.2.1 SDK and supports Eclipse 3.5.x IDE.  Read the Release Notes to learn more about the changes made since the June 2009 release. Download this latest version using the instructions in the Getting Started document.

Let us know what you think of this new release by providing feedback on the Feedback Forum for JavaFX 1.2.1 Plugin Release page.

So, please, give it a whirl and leave feedback on this post if you like it, wish it were better/different, etc.

JavaFX links of the week, January 4

Welcome to the first posting of 2010. This week there has been an incredibly small number of posts, so this is a very short post.


That’s it – short and sweet. It’s good to see too – it means you’re all enjoying your holidays 🙂 Catch you next week!