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, February 28

Howdy folks to another week of links. It certainly seems like the number of links this week has picked up, which is great to see. Let’s get right into things.

  • Adam Bien had a very popular blog post about JavaFX 2.0, showing off how you build a very simple Hello World application using the early JavaFX 2.0 API. Also interesting is the considerable discussion that took place in the comments section.
  • Adam Bien continues posting about JavaFX 2.0, this time doing a quick post about how a TableView control can be created and populated. On my behalf, your feedback on this is very much appreciated (even though the API shown by Adam is a little out of date now).
  • Peter Pilgrim has recorded three screencasts as he plays with and explores the new JavaFX 2.0 SDK. Just note that what he is showing is pre-beta code samples using APIs that may change, and of course no best practices have been developed yet, so continue to explore with alternate approaches! 🙂
  • Stephen Chin was interviewed by OTN, where he discusses JavaOne, JavaFX, Visage and other topics.
  • Stephen Chin is currently in India on business, and he gave the ‘JavaFX 2.0 and Alternate Languages‘ talk he and I first gave at JavaOne. Each time he gives it it’s a little bit different though, so it pays to check it out if you’re interested.
  • The JavaFX 2.0 roadmap has been updated to reflect the current state of progress. In general it appears as if the JavaFX team are doing a great job, keeping up with the schedule (which has always been a very tight schedule!).

Catch you all in a weeks time!

JavaFX links of the week, February 13

Sorry folks for things being so quiet around here recently. Behind the scenes the JavaFX team has been super, super busy cranking out JavaFX 2.0, and well, that takes a lot of time to ensure the quality and functionality is top notch. I hope to get this blog back to life over the coming months as more and more JavaFX 2.0 news begins to surface. We’ve definitely got a lot to talk about….but not quite yet 🙂

So, let’s get into the links!

JavaFX 2.0

  • Richard Bair, Java Client Architect and blogger on this blog, was interviewed by Java Spotlight. He provides a lot of insight into JavaFX 2.0, both where it is now and where we are taking it in the coming months before the final release.
  • Dean Iverson has blogged about using the JavaFX 2.0 early access release with Groovy/Griffon. He has even uploaded a YouTube video showing a brief glimpse of what he created. It isn’t much, but it’s exciting to hear of people using JavaFX productively in various JVM-based languages.
  • Adam Bien blogged about JavaFX 2.0, in particular a smoke test around the installation, docs and launch experience. His thoughts are all very positive, which is great considering the early stage that JavaFX 2.0 is in.
  • Finally, Eric Bruno has also announced that he has JavaFX 2.0 EA, and is very impressed by it. There isn’t much more content to this post, but he promises to continue blogging about his thoughts and findings as the weeks go on.

JavaFX 1.x

That’s us for another week – and once again apologies since the last post – I’ll try not to do that again any time soon! Keep up all the hard work folks, and I’ll catch you all soon. 🙂