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.

A new JavaFX 2.0 beta build has been made available. The main feature of this release is that it includes support for working against a 64-bit JVM (although we’re still Windows-only at this stage). Of course, knowing what I know, build 30 is a considerable improvement over build 28, as it has roughly four weeks worth of bug fixes, tweaks, and performance improvements over build 28.

I recommend that everyone that is playing with JavaFX 2.0 beta builds (and from my understanding there has been a huge amount of downloading going on) to update to the latest build as soon as possible, as that helps to uncover new issues and also reflects the very latest features and functionality.