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.

Apple Contributes to OpenJDK

As you’ve probably already heard, a big announcement came out today from Apple and Oracle announcing that Apple is contributing to the OpenJDK! This is great news for us as IBM and now Apple have joined with Oracle on a single implementation of Java. Those who have been in the Java landscape for a while know what a big deal this is (and has been a dream of mine since I first came to Sun). I think the agreement really clarifies a few things:

Apple also confirmed that Java SE 6 will continue to be available from Apple for Mac OS X Snow LeopardĀ® and the upcoming release of Mac OS X Lion. Java SE 7 and future versions of Java for Mac OS X will be available from Oracle.

Anyway, I hope to blog some more in the future about what our plans are around this and how it will be going forward. I’m fairly giddy about it, a bit like getting christmas early. Hooray!


The news already made it to ArsTechnica: http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/apples-openjdk-project-to-bring-java-se-7-to-the-mac.ars

And Information Week http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/open_source/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228200849&subSection=News

JavaFX links of the week, November 8

Here we go again with another week of JavaFX links. Let’s get into the links.

  • As I’ve mentioned previously, Stephen Chin is presenting ‘JavaFX 2.0 With Alternative Languages and Visage‘ at the Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group on November 10. This will be streamed live if you can’t be there in person. You can create an account at ustream (if you want to take part in the chat) and catch the action live at 7pm Pacific time (also, just note that the US left daylight savings time this weekend, so adjust your calculations as appropriate).
  • At the Java Posse Roundup earlier this year (before the JavaFX 1.3 release) there was a session on JavaFX. You can listen to this, or just read the summary by Peter Pilgrim.
  • A new JavaFX book has just come out which is written by two ex-Sun employees – Lawrence PremKumar and Praveen Mohan. It is titled ‘Beginning JavaFX‘, and is published by APress. Looking at the summary, it looks a little confused – mentioning JavaFX 2.0 but I’m sure that is a typo, going by the Google preview of the book (available from the previous link).

That’s that for another week. Catch you all in a weeks time with another round of JavaFX links.