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.
It’s time for another weeks worth of links from the JavaFX world. This week we have a range of different articles, so hopefully there is something for everyone. Enjoy.
Just a FYI: for the next two weeks I’m in Silicon Valley so whilst I’ll try to post new links I can’t guarantee anything. Be prepared for some silence, and perhaps follow me on twitter – perhaps I’ll post interesting links straight to there for a few weeks as well.
That’s all folks. Catch you in a weeks time…..hopefully.
Wow – this weeks post has a number of really good links for people who are interested in JavaFX. Let’s get right into them!
- Just a reminder: Stuart Marks is presenting at the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group on April 14 at the Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores. Remember, you can also watch the presentation live online, time zones permitting 🙂 For those that don’t know Stuart, he is a member of the JavaFX Controls team, and he’s been at Sun nearly as long as I (Jonathan) have been alive (give or take one year) 🙂
- Rakesh Menon has created a modal dialog in JavaFX, and it actually works very nicely (with the constraints present in JavaFX 1.2). Check it out if you need a modal dialog for your application.
- Stephen Chin has announced the release of JFXtras 0.6, which is a long time in the making and as such has a heap of new stuff. Check out Stephen’s post to find out more details. Somewhat embarrassingly my menu control turns up in there. Apologies in advance to anyone using that set of controls 🙂 As noted elsewhere, improved menu controls turn up as previews in JavaFX 1.3.
- Speaking of new JavaFX controls, I stumbled upon the MindFusion UI Pack for JavaFX this week which is a commercial controls pack for JavaFX. My only comment: be weary as to whether this’ll work in JavaFX 1.3 before splashing out some cold hard cash for it.
- Eric J Bruno has published an article on Dr Dobbs titled ‘JavaFX Database Programming with Java DB‘.
- A new release of the JavaFX Plugin for Eclipse has been released, taking it up to version 1.2.4.
That’s things for another week – I hope you enjoyed these links. As always, keep up the hard work folks and I’ll catch you all in a weeks time.
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.