Well, what an interesting week we had in the JavaFX world. It started off with Kirill Grouchnikov posting his thoughts that JavaFX is a train wreck. This created a number of threads around the web discussing this. At the same time Stephen Chin posted his petition to open source JavaFX. So much controversy, so many (sometimes anonymous) comments – what a week! For what it’s worth, I’m just reporting the news here, not endorsing or disagreeing with any of it 🙂
- As mentioned, this week Kirill Grouchnikov outlined his thinking that JavaFX is a train wreck. Quite quickly the comments on his blog became incredibly side-tracked, so he turned off comments. Because of the nature of the topic, the discussion spilled over into a number of other blogs, and for the most part was mostly negative.
- Stephen Chin has posted a petition to open source JavaFX. Further discussion is available here and here.
- The next Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group topic has been announced: it’ll be Stephen Chin and Keith Combs doing a live lab session where they will demonstrate the concepts behind implementing JavaFX Controls. It’s coming up August 11, so a few weeks away yet.
- Jim Weaver has posted a tutorial on the Sun Developer Network titled “Stylin’ with JavaFX“.
- Dean Iverson has posted some comments about his previous blog posts to fix up mistakes and misunderstandings on his part.
- Max Katz has done a bunch of blogs recently, titled ‘Binding to server-side context variable from JavaFX‘, ‘Using Expression Language (EL) in JavaFX to communicate with server‘ and ‘Seam conversations from JavaFX‘.
- Alex Ruiz has announced FEST JavaFX Compiler Maven Plug-in 1.0b2. This release adds new configuration options.
- Sergey Malenkov has posted about ‘localized reaction time‘. It shows how you can localise your application in JavaFX.
- William Antônio Siqueira has created LyricSearchFX, which you can run over at his new blog.
- I posted two brief screencasts to show off a TabView control I’m building in my spare time.
Whew! What a week. Catch you all again in a week.