Wow, July already. Time sure is flying these days. As always, please feel free to flick me an email or a tweet to let me know of any news you want included. Let’s get on with the news!
- Tor Norbye blogged about not using implicit return types in public API declarations in JavaFX, and from my perspective, copped quite an unfair bashing for doing so. He also provided a NetBeans plugin for identifying this issue, and ‘quick fixing’ it. As for the comments on the post: I personally love implicit typing, but not when it is public API, for the reasons Tor identifies. It would suck to have to type :Void for every function and specify the type of all parameters in an overridden function. The language really isn’t broken.
- The Exadel JavaFX Plugin for Eclipse has been upgraded to 1.3.3. In addition to this they’ve blogged about the new ‘go to member’ feature added in 1.3.3.
- Johannes Schneider has announced that he has added his JavaFX2Java bridge to the JFXtras project (in a separate cloned repo). You can find out more about this bridge in another blog posting.
- The Oracle Technical Network interviewed John Jullion-Ceccarelli and Martin Ryzl, two of the managers behind NetBeans 6.9. They discussed the new NetBeans Composer tool for rapid JavaFX application development.
- Srikanth Shenoy has blogged about ‘Effective JavaFX Architecture‘. This is the first part of a series of posts he is promising to do.
- Eviware popped out of nowhere this week with their loadUI application for load-testing webapps. They’ve posted some videos and in general their app, built using JavaFX and Groovy, looks really impressive.
- Oracle announced that JavaFX is powering the Major League Baseball ‘fantasy baseball’ applications, although I haven’t yet seen it in action because I don’t live in the US or Canada (but you can go here to sign up, and presumably play).
That’s it for another week folks. Catch you in a weeks time.