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.

Hi all – a number of interesting posts this week – enjoy! 🙂

  • The AquaFX project this week announced the release of AquaFX 0.1. AquaFX is a project by Claudine Zillmann to reproduce Mac OS X ‘Aqua’ visuals in JavaFX as a CSS file, so that JavaFX applications can appear as native Mac OS X applications.
  • Gerrit Grunwald has two posts this week. Firstly, he has another post on ‘taming the Nashorn‘ project, which is a JavaScript engine coming in JDK 8. The nice thing about doing JavaFX development in JavaScript is that he does not have to recompile his code between edits as the JavaScript is interpreted. This is really  beneficial when it comes to development on a Raspberry Pi. In his second post, Gerrit has done a ‘Tuesday fun’ post about image rollover effects in JavaFX.
  • With the release of Java 7u25 and JavaFX 2.2.25 this week, the Java documentation team has put out a number of new documents. Most notable for JavaFX developers is the new documentation for the JavaFX FileChooser component.
  • I was informed this week that the DromblerFX project includes a docking framework, which may be of interest to some developers. Drombler FX is a modular Rich Client Platform for JavaFX based on OSGi and Maven (POM-first).
  • Thierry Wasyl has posted some sample code on how to create a ListValueFactory for TableView.
  • Sean Phillips continues his work on integrating the JavaFX Accordion control into the NetBeans platform.
  • mihosoft has posted a tool that might be useful to people testing out JDK 8 (and JavaFX 8.0) – it’s called JSelect and allows for easy switching between JDKs.

That’s all folks! 🙂 Catch you all next week.