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.

Yesterday our SQE (Software Quality Engineering) team pushed our JavaFX functional test suite, JemmyFX to OpenJFX! They also pushed some tests for Ensemble, our samples application. JemmyFX is based on Jemmy, a visual testing framework for Java used in NetBeans for many years. JemmyFX contains extensions which make it possible to write visual tests for JavaFX. Although JemmyFX is in the openjfx repo, you can download it and use it for writing visual tests for your own JavaFX applications.

For those folks who have been looking at contributing code to JavaFX, this is great news, because it means you can accelerate adoption of your specific features by also writing the tests necessary to ensure correctness, either as JUnit tests or now as functional tests using Jemmy. All you guys working on DatePicker, I’m looking at you 😉