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!

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Recently a few useful documents turned up on the web related to JavaFX, so I thought I’d briefly provide the links to them in case you weren’t aware of their existence.

Firstly, the JavaFX team updated the JavaFX 1.3 API documentation. There is a bunch of new content for much of the API, and improved package documentation (which you can see by clicking the arrow on the main page relevant to the package you’re interested in). In particular, the javafx.animation, javafx.scene, javafx.scene.control and javafx.scene.chart packages have a bunch of useful information.

Secondly, with the huge improvements to CSS support in JavaFX 1.3, we’ve published a comprehensive CSS guide. This is a huge resource to people interested in styling JavaFX user interfaces, as it lists all available css properties for each control.

Finally, for those interested in ensuring your coding style is following convention, the best resource is Tor Norbye’s JavaFX coding conventions document. It’s not the definitive style guide for JavaFX, but it is a great starting point. I think there is only one difference between his conventions and what we use internally, and he notes this in the page.

There we go – a few very useful resources that you may be interested in perusing in a spare moment.