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.

June already?! The months are racing by these days! That’s the problem with always having your head down coding – the seasons change and you barely notice.

  • Daniel Zwolenski released an alpha release of the JavaFX Maven Plugin 2.0, and he is seeking feedback. If you’re interested in JavaFX and Maven, it would be great for you to go to the blog, test out the software and give the feedback Daniel is seeking!
  • Gerrit Grunwald has posted on ‘taming the Nashorn‘. For those unfamiliar with Nashorn (pronounced nas-horn, not nash-horn), it is a brand new JavaScript engine included in Java 8.0. Gerrit’s blog post shows how to write JavaFX applications in JavaScript, and have them appear as desktop applications. It’s very cool to see JavaFX being programmed in all kinds of interesting JVM-based languages (including Groovy, Scala and Ruby as well).
  • Steven Van Impe has a blog post about JavaFX properties in JPA entity classes. As Steven puts it, “This past week, the following question came to mind: can I use JavaFX properties in domain classes that have to be persisted using JPA? That is: can I build domain classes that use JavaFX properties instead of regular properties, yet are persistable like regular JPA entity classes? After a bit of trial and error, I came up with the following answer: it’s actually pretty easy, if you understand JPA’s property access.”
  • Speaking of JPA, Graham Smith has started a series of posts on ‘JavaFX 2 with JPA 2 and Drag and Drop’. So far he has posted part one and part two.
  • Sean Phillips has posted on creating a JavaFX Accordion Toolbar for the NetBeans Platform.

Catch you all next week 🙂