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.

JavaFX links of the week, July 30

Hello world! 🙂 Here are the links for this week – enjoy 🙂

Catch you next week!

JavaFX links of the week, July 23

Hey all – welcome to another weeks worth of links! Enjoy 🙂

Catch you again in a weeks time 🙂

Announcing Scenic View 1.1 beta build 6

Hi all! Just a quick post to say that Ander and I have been really, really, really busy working on Scenic View 1.1, and whilst it isn’t finished yet (we’re still working out the last bugs), we wanted to get a build out to you folks to test with (and provide us with valid feedback). So, right now we’re making available Scenic View 1.1 beta 6. This release is an almost total rewrite of Scenic View, and I will dive more into exactly what has changed in a future blog post. For now, we are really wanting to hear how it works for you. Leave comments on this post to let us know what OS you’re using.

So, go here, download the 1.1 b6 file, and run it. To run Scenic View 1.1 b6 you have a few options, as opposed to 1.0.1 and earlier releases where we only supported the ScenicView.show(scene) method. The one I really want you to test now is the new standalone application feature. Simply double-click on the ScenicView.jar file, and it should start up. Depending on your system, it may ask you to provide paths to two jar files on your system.

Some important points to remember:

  • The standalone Scenic View will auto-discover running JavaFX applications on your machine, so simply start Scenic View and your preferred JavaFX application, and it’ll automatically appear in Scenic View.
  • We are aware of issues on Mac OS – we do some quite complex VM stuff, and it seems it is a little different on each OS.
  • To find the tools.jar file on your system (we try to auto-find it but we can’t always), browse inside the lib folder within your JDK installation (not your JRE installation).

We really look forward to your feedback!

JavaFX links of the week, July 16

Hi all – welcome to another weeks worth of links. I really hope you find something new and enjoyable that you can learn from! 🙂

Now, it’s back to work for me! Catch you all in a weeks time 🙂