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.
A quieter week this week for some reason, but nonetheless some interesting links are to be had. Keep up the good work folks – it’s great to read what’s going on in the community.
That’s all folks! Catch you all again in a weeks time, and as always feel free to flick me an email, a tweet, or whatever else floats your boat.
Another week, another bunch of links. It seems like you lot have been very busy! 🙂
- We introduced two new preview controls in JavaFX 1.3: MenuButton and SplitMenuButton. We also implored you to read Amy Fowler’s recent blog posts on layout in JavaFX 1.3. Finally, we gave the site a bit of a spit-shine, with more visual tweaks to come in the next few weeks – what’ya think?
- The JavaFX docs team have put together a huge article on ‘Tips for developing on the JavaFX TV platform‘.
- Jim Weaver has posted a BorderLayout container that he built as an example of how it is possible to build custom layouts in JavaFX.
- Rastislav Komara has posted about a new feature in NetBeans Composer in the 6.9 RC1 release: grid container support. Note that NetBeans 6.9 RC2 was also released this week.
- Speaking of NetBeans Composer, Antoine Mischler has blogged his thoughts about it, as has Nick Apperbly.
- Stephen Chin has posted his Jazoon slide deck for his recent talk which was titled ‘Building Data Rich Interfaces with JavaFX‘.
- Also related to Stephen is the announcement that the Apropos project has been open sourced. This is an ‘Agile Project Portfolio Scheduler’ written in JavaFX.
- Mikhail Gorshenev has been posting a bunch of JavaFX TV posts recently. They are titled ‘3D Scene Support in JavaFX TV‘, ‘TV-Friendly Focus Traversal‘, ‘Simple CSS Styling‘ and ‘3D Carousel‘.
- Speaking of Mikhail, he is presenting at the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group this week. His presentation is called ‘Top Secret JavaFX TV Preview‘. The presentation is on June 9 at 6:00pm PST, at the Oracle Conference Center.
- Osvaldo Doederlein continued his research into the JavaFX scenegraph by continuing the development of his JavaFX Game of Life implementation. Fortunately this week he has more positive things to say about the scenegraph 🙂
- Rakesh Menon, who recently left Oracle to join Cisco, has posted his JavaFX Wish List. All I can say with regard to his wish list is that I know we’re working on improvements to many of his comments!
- Antoine Mischler has blogged about using inversion of control in a JavaFX application.
As always thanks to everyone for the hard work you do, and an extra round of thanks for blogging about it so that we can all learn from your experiences. As always you can email me or find me on twitter if you want to chat. You should also follow the @fxexperience twitter account to be informed of new posts to this site. Until next week – keep up the good work folks! 🙂
The MenuButton and SplitMenuButton controls
We recently discussed the new preview Menu control that is part of JavaFX 1.3. Another part of this release is a number of controls that make use of menus internally, and this post talks about two new preview controls that do just this: MenuButton and SplitMenuButton. (more…)