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.
by Jonathan Giles | Sep 30, 2012 | Links
Hi all, and welcome to another JavaFX links post. This week we have a special guest editor (because I’m at JavaOne this week). I’ll leave him to introduce himself – enjoy the links folks! 🙂
Hi. I’m Josh Marinacci, former member of the JavaFX team. Jonathan Giles and the rest of the JavaFX crew are insanely busy preparing for JavaOne, so I’ll be your editor for this week’s links. If you are attending JavaOne this year be sure to see some of the stellar JavaFX talks.
Thanks to Josh for the help this week, it was much appreciated.
by Jonathan Giles | Sep 25, 2012 | Scenic View
It is with great pride that Ander Ruiz and I announce the release of Scenic View 1.2.0. This release includes a bunch of new features, most notable of which are support for event monitoring, javadoc browsing, contextual menus (to minimise UI clutter), support for copying details to the system clipboard, and a bunch of bug fixes (particularly around tools.jar / attach.dll requirements). As always, the download can be grabbed from here, and you can read the help documentation to learn about all the features.
by Jonathan Giles | Sep 23, 2012 | Links
Hi folks – and welcome to yet another JavaFX links of the week. As per usual I’ve got a selection of interesting and informative posts for you to peruse this week, and I hope you all enjoy!
Whilst I’m writing this I realise that, rather obviously, we’re a week out from JavaOne in San Francisco. I will be there, and of course look I’m really looking forward to catching up with plenty of you. However, the flipside of this is that I will be traveling for the next two weeks, and
unless someone wants to step up and be the guest editor for the next two weeks (email me for details), things may be a little quiet around here so now I have a guest editor filling in for me. You’ll find out who it is next week! I will try my best to get some posts out covering all the news, but don’t hold me to it! Anywho – on with the links! 🙂
- Gerrit Grunwald and I both blogged about how, given our JavaOne sessions cover exactly the same content, we’ve decided to shuffle the content a little, to make things more useful to you, the audience of our talks.
- Speaking of Gerrit, he has blogged over at the Canoo RIA blog, about taking care of the JavaFX scenegraph (i.e. options for rendering inside the scenegraph, in particular, node-based vs canvas-based).
- Benjamin Jung has started working on an ‘fx-guice‘ project that aims to provide ‘Google Guice integration for FXML-based JavaFX 2 applications’.
- Rob Terpilowski has blogged about adding JavaFX components built with Scene Builder / FXML to a NetBeans RCP application.
- Laurent Nicolas has created a JavaFX radial menu.
- Narayan Maharjan has two posts this week. Firstly, he talks about his JavaFX ‘live view’ functionality, that is, taking a screenshot of the users desktop windows, etc (note that this uses AWT / Java2D API). Secondly, he has a post talking about his ‘Feather Edit‘ project, which makes use of his live view functionality to take screenshots of playing movies.
- Mark Anro Silva has created the classic ‘connect four’ game in JavaFX.
- The Excelsior JET folks have announced (to their surprise) that Excelsior JET already works with JavaFX 2 based applications.
- The Oracle Technical Network website has a short whitepaper up on a JavaFX user: Celer Technologies.
- Andres Almiray was interviewed on the Grails Podcast about Griffon.
That’s all for this week. Once again, I look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible at JavaOne. Please come up and say hello – it’ll make my day 🙂
by Jonathan Giles | Sep 16, 2012 | Links
Hi all and welcome to another weeks worth of JavaFX links! 🙂 It isn’t long until JavaOne comes around again, so everyone is in the traditional quiet phase whilst they work on their JavaOne talks. I’m sure it’ll be another great conference this year (and I can’t wait to see a bunch of you there!). Anyway, on with the news!
- The Java Spotlight Podcast interviewed a fellow member of the JavaFX team, Daniel Blaukopf. He is the Embedded Java Client Architect at Oracle, working on JavaFX embedded functionality.
- Speaking of JavaOne, there is a NetBeans community day happening on the Sunday. There will be plenty of talk about JavaFX, so I’ll be there. Geertjan Wielenga has written more about it at DZone.
- Also related to JavaOne, if you’re going and you’re a fan of Java desktop related topics, you might want to join Stephen Chin and I, along with a number of people from Oracle and the community, as well as one very special guest, at the fourth annual Java desktop lunch. If you’re interested, please register and we’ll be in touch.
- Gerrit Grunwald continues to develop his Steel Series gauges as part of the JFXtras project. This week he has blogged about a new simple gauge he has written, how easy it is to add touch support to his gauges, and finally a D/A clock based on a real-world clock.
- Danno Ferrin has blogged about how to style your custom UI controls.
- Part two of Jim Weaver’s ‘Expressing the UI for Enterprise Applications with JavaFX 2.0 FXML‘ series is now available on OTN.
- Jim Gough also has three posts this week, firstly he blogs about improving animation performance if there are a number of nodes animating independently, secondly he has a review of the Pro JavaFX 2 book, and thirdly about cleanly closing FXML-based applications.
- José Pereda has blogged about developing a JavaFX-based weekly scheduler. This is actually a control I’d like to see developed – a proper calendar control with support for filling in your appointments, etc (so like what you have in Google Calendar or MigCalendar basically).
- A new blog I discovered recently has a bunch of posts on JavaFX, all written by someone going by the name NotZed. Posts include topics on writing a JavaFX slideshow app, creating a video cube, creating an ‘infinite drawing canvas‘, and finally he creates a smooth video list.
That’s all for this week – catch you all next week! 🙂
by Jonathan Giles | Sep 9, 2012 | Links
Hi all! Sorry for the delay in this weeks post – I’ve been snowed under with work (as per usual it seems!). Please pardon the brevity this week 🙂
Catch you all next week!