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!