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, November 1

A relatively quiet week this week in the JavaFX world, which is understandable given that JavaFX 2.0 is in the works (and let me tell you, it’s starting to look good!). This week we have the following two posts of interest to the community:

  • William Billingsley blogs about the perils of calling this.getClass() in JavaFX Script. My apologies to William for missing his blog last week, despite him emailing the link to me!
  • Coming up on November 10 is Stephen Chin’s talk about JavaFX 2.0 with alternative languages. This is an extended talk based on the presentation he and I gave at JavaOne. His talk also will be covering the visage project. Don’t worry – I’ll remind you of this talk next week also.

That’s it for this week – I told you it was a quick post! 🙂

As always, feel free to drop me an email with links you think I should cover in a future post.

JavaFX links of the week, October 26

Welcome to another weeks JavaFX links. This week I have broken out the Visage links to a separate section. I hope you all find something useful in this weeks post.



  • Jim Weaver has blogged about how the first compiler preview release of project visage. As a reminder, Visage is a fork of the JavaFX Script compiler (which has always been open source), with an aim to allow for the JavaFX Script DSL to live on and support JavaFX 2.0 APIs, as well as alternative UI toolkits.
  • William Antonio has done a post to show off the first new feature of Visage – the ‘default’ keyword that has been introduced.

That’s it for another week. Catch you all in the weeks time! 🙂

Backstage at JavaFX Demo in JavaOne Keynote

Backstage at JavaFX Demo in JavaOne Keynote

The video of JavaFX demo shown in the Java One Keynote is now live for viewing on Oracle Media Network.

Click Me to watch on Oracle Media Network

We had a great time making the demo, I wish to thank Alexander Kouznetsov, Angela Caicedo and Joe Andresen for their help and many late nights working on the demos with me. Nandini Ramani for all her support and letting us steal her office for the week before as a demo war room (hope it doesn’t smell of pizza and coffee any more). We also need to say a huge thank you to Intel who came though at the last minute and provided us two very nice computers to run the demo on, if only they let me keep one 😉

Demo Computers
We were only using one no crazy SLI thing going on, the other was backup just in case.

Alexander and Joe back stage last minute coding, No I meant testing ;-).

Some of the crazy amount of tech back stage.

The keynote room just before doors open.

Joe Andresen, Angela Caicedo, Nandini Ramani and myself (Jasper Potts) on stage just before.

The demo being shown up on the big stage.

Hope you enjoyed the back stage sneak peek, you can see more photos on my flickr.

JavaFX links of the week, October 18

Welcome to another week of JavaFX links 🙂 This week we have the following interesting links:

  • Coming up on November 10 is the next Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group talk, which is also broadcast in video live to those not in the Silicon Valley area. The November talk is Stephen Chin reprising the talk he and I gave at JavaOne on JavaFX 2.0 using alternative languages (for those unwilling to wait until November 10, you can find the slides we used on my blog). He will also be giving more details on project Visage, the fork of the JavaFX Script compiler to support the JavaFX Script language on JavaFX 2.0 and alternate GUI toolkits.
  • Martin Ryzl has put up a screencast on how to use new data sources in JavaFX Composer in the NetBeans 6.10 M1 IDE.
  • IBM DeveloperWorks has an article up on how to ‘use JavaFX to quickly create applications‘, with the subtitle of ‘JavaFX + Eclipse IDE = Easy GUI’
  • Last week I mentioned that Kim Topley has released a new book about JavaFX 1.3. This week there is an excerpt from this book available at InformIT. It covers JavaFX effects and blends.

That’s us for another week – I hope you found one or two of them interesting. Catch you all in a weeks time.

JavaFX links of the week, October 11

Howdy. Todays post should really be titled ‘Java desktop links of the past three weeks’, but I’m sure you’re aware that I was overseas and unfortunately too busy to do a proper post. Regardless, during that time I was still collecting links as best I could, and have posted them below. Due to the sheer number of links, I have only included the links of most relevance. Apologies if your link wasn’t included (although I may have also genuinely missed it). As always, if you want a link included, it’s best to flick me an email and I’ll include it in the next weeks post if it’s suitable. Right, let’s get on with the links!

JavaFX 2.0

The big news at JavaOne for us was obviously the announcement of JavaFX 2.0. I’ve got a tonne of links below, and it’s well worth reading the comment sections of most blog posts for further discussion and clarification.

JavaFX 1.x

Well, there’s a tonne of links in there – hopefully you found something interesting or useful! Now that I’ve spent the last two hours reading and writing these links, it’s time to get to work 🙂 Catch you all in a weeks time, where things will return to normal.