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.

Another week, and a lot of good links. Not long now until JavaOne, when I’m sure there will be plenty of interesting news coming out. Let’s get into the news.

  • JavaFX 2.0 beta b45 came out this week. Grab it while it’s hot.
  • The JavaFX documentation team is doing a great job of tracking what is changing between beta builds, and keeping you in the loop. Find out what changed in b44 and b45 over at the JavaFX documentation blog.
  • The Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group has a session the week following JavaOne, on Thursday, October 13. This month the presentation is by Peter Pilgrim, repeating a presentation he is also giving at JavaOne. The talk is titled “Progressive JavaFX 2.0 Custom Components“. For the first time, I’ll be able to attend in person, and given that this session talks about custom controls, it’s right up my alley. For those of you who can’t  be there in person, remember it is also live-streamed via UStream.
  • Dean Iverson tweeted that he has released version 0.2 of the Griffon JavaFX 2.0 plugin.
  • The in-development NetBeans 7.1 contains much greater support for JavaFX 2.0, including support for FXML, CSS3, preloaders, and project configuration.
  • Randahl Fink Isaksen, a frequent and valuable reporter of JavaFX 2.0 bugs, has written a post titled “JavaFX eats HTML UIs for breakfast“.

That’s that for another week. Hope you all found something useful! 🙂