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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!
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Something that you see more and more with client applications at the moment is embedded map components. This blog will show you how to embed Google, Yahoo or Bing maps in your JavaFX application.
Google Maps in JavaFX 2.0
Download a copy of the application and try it out. The jar file is linked below, just download it and double click. This requires you to have the JavaFX 2.0 beta runtime installed.
Download double clickable jar
Howdy folks! It’s been a busy week this week, with the release of the first JavaFX 2.0 beta. I look forward to seeing your blog posts over the coming weeks and months as you get better versed with the API and technologies, and as we keep rolling out beta refreshes to fix bugs, add features and improve performance.
- As I mentioned, the JavaFX 2.0 beta is now out. You can download it, read the documentation, check out the API docs, and file issues in our bug tracker.
- Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein has blogged about JavaFX 2.0 beta first impressions, in his usual in-depth and considered way. This is well worth a read for anyone wanting to get a good appreciation for what has changed in JavaFX 2.0 beta.
- After the JavaFX 2.0 beta came out, the single loudest complaint was whether JavaFX will be cross platform. Richard Bair, Java Client Architect at Oracle, responded and makes it very clear that JavaFX will be cross platform.
- Jasper Potts put up two blog posts: ‘Simple 3D Cubes in JavaFX 2.0‘ and ‘JavaFX 2.0 Charts‘.
- Michael Heinrichs, a member of the JavaFX team at Oracle, has blogged about JavaFX 2.0 properties. In another post, Michael covered creating JavaFX 2.0 properties.
- I blogged about how you should go about building custom JavaFX 2.0 user interface controls. It should hopefully give enough to get people over the initial hurdle of how to start writing a control.
- James Sugrue has blogged about the JavaFX 2.0 ‘Reboot’.
- In light of the JavaFX 2.0 release, Stephen Colebourne has blogged his thoughts about beans and properties.
- Dustin Marx has blogged about “JavaFX 2 Beta: Time to Reevaluate JavaFX?“
- Geertjan Wielenga has blogged about integrating JavaFX 2.0 applications inside the NetBeans RCP.
- Stephen Chin and Kevin Nilson have put up their slide deck for ‘Moving to the Client – JavaFX and HTML5‘.
That’s all folks! Keep up the good work, whether that be exploring JavaFX 2.0 (if that’s your thing), or just writing cool JavaFX-related software and blog posts. Catch you next week! 🙂
We did a complete rewrite of charts in JavaFX 2.0 to add cool features like:
- Dynamic Data Support
- Auto Ranging
- CSS Styling
There is a sample application called “Chart Sampler” that ships with JavaFX 2.0 Beta that shows some of what can be done with the new charts. Here are a few screen shots to tempt you to go and check it out 🙂
Here is a little sample to show you how to create 3D content in JavaFX 2.0. More complex and fun examples will be coming in the future.
Just a quick post to point a link to the JavaFX Documentation page. The documentation team has been working really close with the engineering team and done a wonderful job in putting together these docs. For example, there is some great documentation for Properties & Binding, Working with Layouts, and Using UI Controls.
Jump over there and give the documentation a good read while building applications in JavaFX!