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.

Ander Ruiz and I have been working frantically on Scenic View since we first released it a while back, and we are really, really, really pleased to finally announce the release of verion 1.1.0. Scenic View 1.1.0 took a while to get out as it is a huge update to Scenic View. The features are all detailed on the Scenic View help page, but briefly the most important feature of this release is that whilst Scenic View still supports the old ScenicView.show(scene) method, it now also is a standalone application that can discover running JavaFX applications at runtime. This was by far the biggest feature request we received, and we heard you and spent untold hours hacking it out (and pulling our hair out!). The amount of hacking required to find and communicate with JavaFX applications at runtime is immense, and I am so pleased that we were able to crack this!

Other new features include support for java instrumentation, multistage, a heap of improvements based on user feedback, improvements in the component highlight feature, etc, etc, etc.

The other big thing for this release is that we have a really good foundation to start adding new functionality, and we already have 1.2.0 in the works with a bunch of new features in it, including event tracing, animation tracing, and javadoc browsing. We’ll be getting 1.2.0 out as soon as possible. Hold on – we’ve got a lot in store!

I’m not one for big press release announcements. For those of you who use Scenic View (and based on the download stats there are a lot of you!), get downloading! For those of you new to Scenic View, read the help page to understand what Scenic View is.