I’ve been waiting for a while to say this, but we now have JavaFX 2.1 developer preview builds available for Windows, Mac and Linux. From here on out we’ll be putting out developer preview builds for all three platforms. Hopefully that pleases everyone who has been asking for Linux support 🙂
A relatively quiet week this week for JavaFX links.
- A new JavaFX 2.1 developer preview build is out. The build number is now b08.
- JavaFX.com is moving to be part of the Oracle Technical Website (OTN). For future reference, the URL will be http://otn.oracle.com/javafx.
- Adam Bien posted a tiny blog post showing how to include custom CSS in a JavaFX application.
- By now Weiqi Gao has given his JavaFX 2.0 talk, but he has posted the code from his talk. It details the Lissajous curve to show off the JavaFX 2.0 Path API and the properties and bindings framework.
Here’s the links from the past week – enjoy! 🙂
- Richard Bair wrote about his 2012 JavaFX new years resolutions.
- Jasper Potts wrote a fun JavaFX 2.0 audio player, with source code included.
- Dustin Marx continues to blog about various JavaFX-related topics, including “Applying Sepia Effect to Loaded Images in JavaFX 2.0“, “JavaFX 2’s Ensemble and other Sample Applications“, “JavaFX 2’s Tri-State CheckBox“, and “Pair Class Coming to Java via JavaFX?“.
- Tom Schindl released e(fx)clipse 0.0.10, and quickly followed that up by version 0.0.11 to resolve a few release issues.
- Kai Tödter has blogged about JavaFX 2.0, Swing & SWT Renderers for the Eclipse 4.x Application Platform.
- Sai Pradeep Dandem has experimented with the TableView control to allow for setting percentage width of columns.
- Toni Epple has blogged about styling a custom JavaFX control with CSS.
- René Jahn has blogged about hooking a database up to a JavaFX TableView control.
- NetBeans 7.1 shipped this week, and includes major improvements for JavaFX 2.0, FXML and CSS.
- Johan Vos and I shipped another release of our DataFX library, taking the version number up all the way to 0.0.5! This release includes much improved REST data source support, and additional support for ‘independent’ CheckBoxTreeItems.
I was inspired by Dean Iverson’s tweet with a audio equalizer in JavaFX:
#JavaFX rocks. Literally. An example from our upcoming Pro JavaFX 2 book: pic.twitter.com/tSI4Vry4
and the equalizer view from that Pro JavaFX 2 example app: pic.twitter.com/T6jxvrf9
. updated pic.twitter.com/FqzgVimG
So wanted to have a go at doing one my self, so little while later I have a design and built a working application. Demo video after the break.
Ok, hokey title. Jonathan wrote up a really great retrospective on 2011 for JavaFX, and it inspired me to want to write a post detailing the plans and goals I have for JavaFX in the new year (and I’m sure Jonathan and Jasper would concur).
Without further ado, my top 10 list of goals for 2012!