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.

A relatively quiet week this week, but a couple of open source projects continue to keep the community momentum moving forward. Let’s get right into it! 🙂

  • Richard Bair announced the beginning of a ‘performance tips and tricks‘ wiki page to track performance ideas and details of the JavaFX infrastructure. This document is intended to be fluid as new areas are discovered and explored.
  • JIDE Software (purveyors of fine Swing UI components) have announced the beta release of JideFX, a collection of libraries (some open source (LGPL+classpath), some commercial) that contain a number of JavaFX UI controls and other useful libraries.
  • I announced the release of ControlsFX 8.0.0 final, which includes a bunch of improvements to dialogs and other new API. This release was once again a team effort, with a substantial percentage of the development by other team members, most notably Eugene Ryzhikov, but also thanks must go to Danno Ferrin and Hendrik Ebbers for their contributions too. As always ControlsFX is available under the BSD license.
  • William Antônio has put up a blog post about developing the server side of a JavaFX CRUD application.
  • ScalaFX 1.0.0 Milestone 4 was released recently. If you’re interested in building JavaFX applications in Scala,  you should definitely check this project out!

Catch you all in a weeks time!