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 bunch of links this week – enjoy! 🙂

  • Tom Schindl has a blog about his progress on an FXML to Java converter, that removes the need to parse FXML files at runtime (which should prove beneficial on low-end devices / embedded devices).
  • Hendrik Ebbers has a blog post about BoxFX, a project he is working on with Claudine Zillmann (their previous project together being AquaFX – a Mac OS X theme for JavaFX). BoxFX is an application container for JavaFX applications that will run on the Raspberry Pi. It is optimized for HD resolution and can be controlled by a remote.
  • In another post, Hendrik has a post titled ‘Pimp your App by using the BlurPane‘, which talks about placing a blur effect behind your popup to make the popup stand out better.
  • The JavaFX controls team has a number of user experience specifications they follow when developing and testing their UI controls. These UX specifications have been moving quite rapidly onto the OpenJDK wiki due to the hard work of Jindra Dinga, our user experience expert.
  • The JavaFX Tutorials website (whose author is unclear) has published an overview of some of the new features coming up in JavaFX 8.0.
  • The Oracle Technical Network has published another case study, this time on Facewizz, which uses JavaFX for facial surgery planning.
  • Stephen Chin has been interviewing some of the presenters due to be at JavaOne this year, to have them detail some of the details of the talks they will be presenting in a few weeks time. Interviews have been conducted with Gerrit Grunwald, Dierk König, and Toni Epple.
  • Sven Ruppert has blogged about how to setup a JavaFX / CDI component.
  • LoadUI 2.6 has been released. LoadUI is a load testing tool for web services, and this is the first release where it has been updated to be built using JavaFX 2.x (previous releases were based on JavaFX 1.x).
  • Michael has blogged about the first commercial JavaFX application his company has released: a JavaFX based accounting & cash register system for garage sales, flee markets and even large events.
  • Jens Deters has a post about creating a JavaFX user interface that drives a stepper motor connected to a Raspberry Pi.
  • Mark Heckler has posted about his upcoming sessions at JavaOne including a talk on JavaFX widgets and Java Embedded.
  • A tutorial has appeared on the Oracle Learning Library website entitled ‘Developing an Enterprise Application with JavaFX 2.0 and Java EE 7‘.

That’s that for another week – catch you again next week 🙂