Another week, another bunch of interesting links. This weeks standout links are probably the blog post by Stuart Marks, and Simon Morris‘ new XML library for JavaFX. What do you think – was there better or bigger JavaFX news in the last week? If so, leave a comment and let us know!
- The JavaFX geeks and newbies forum passed a milestone this week, seeing member number 200 sign up. This is most probably the best community-driven site related to JavaFX around right now. Join up and join in on the discussions!
- Stuart Marks has posted a very useful blog post about function return type inference in JavaFX. The basic premise: always declare the return type of all functions, and indeed the type of all variables. It just makes life easier and more predictable.
- Simon Morris has just released a LGPL project he calls Arkles, which is a “new library that takes advantage of JavaFX Script’s declarative syntax, combining it with a subset of the XPath notation, to create a more natural and manageable way to process XML documents in your JavaFX applications”.
- Stephen Chin has announced that the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group presentations are now able to be watched in Ubivent, a JavaFX application designed specifically for this purpose, and being used by paying customers. Also, don’t forget to sign up for Stuart Marks’ talk coming up on the 14th. I’ll remind you again in a week.
- Mark Anro Silva has posted a small JavaFX code sample, and video, of an application where he has animated a person walking around the stage.
Keep up the good work folks – we enjoy reading what you’re all up to, and it’s our pleasure to help present your hard work to the public. As always, feel free to contact me if you feel like you want something covered in next weeks post.
Thanks for the link! I’m not sure I’d go so far as to say that types should be declared for every variable. For functions, yes, but I’m still open on variables. Letting the compiler infer variables’ types doesn’t seem as dangerous as it is for function return types.