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.

JavaFX links of the week, May 10

An absolute tonne of posts this week. It’s great to see that JavaFX is doing well, and that people are so active in improving, growing and supporting the community. Keep it up folks 🙂

I warned you that this was a busy week! I hope that there was something helpful in the bunch of links above that was of particular help and/or interest to you. If I missed something out, or you just want to complain/sing my praises, please either message me on twitter (@JonathanGiles) or email me. Of course, you should also follow the @fxexperience twitter stream for news of when we post new blog posts here.

Right, that’s it for another week. Keep up the hard work folks and I’ll see you all again in a weeks time.

New to JavaFX 1.3: Menus

New to JavaFX 1.3: Menus

Important Note: Menus (and related classes) are ‘preview’ API in JavaFX 1.3, which means that the API may (and most probably will) change in future releases. However, you’re welcome to make use of these preview controls in 1.3. Read on to learn how.

Up until the release of JavaFX 1.3 it was not possible to build proper menus that ‘popped’ out of the Stage, as one expects a menu to do. It was not until we were able to expose other functionality internally that creating proper menus became possible. As already warned, in JavaFX 1.3 menus are preview controls whilst we firm them up and get feedback from the community. In this post I wanted to outline the API, and what options you have for styling them using nothing more than CSS.


JavaFX links of the week, May 2

It’s nearly the end of my time in California – I head back to New Zealand tomorrow evening – but before that I need to post a new JavaFX links of the week. This week there were a tonne of posts, and so this post is very long. I had to keep my comments to a minimum as otherwise the post would have been even longer. Let’s get into it!

Wow, that’s a heap  of posts. Hope there was something there for everyone. As always, feel free to email me if you have anything you want included or to just generally discuss. Have a great week everyone 🙂