JFXtras Team Grows Up

9 08 2009

We have had quite a few additions to the project team over the past couple weeks.

JFXtras Team Grows Up

The JFXtras Team - Ninjas... of JavaFX

Please join me in welcoming the following folks:

  • Jonathan Giles – Jonathan is best known for his weekly Java Desktop Links of the Week, and recently (yesterday) contributed a very high quality JavaFX menu bar component to the JFXtras project.  Here is a link to his most recent blog entry on the subject:
    http://jonathangiles.net/blog/?p=566
  • Rakesh Menon – Rakesh, a member of the Sun JavaFX team, has been building out a set of standard JavaFX parsers for various services such as Twitter, Yahoo, and Flickr.  He will be contributing these to the JFXtras project for incorporation in a future release.  You can read more about his JavaFX exploits on his blog:
    http://blogs.sun.com/rakeshmenonp/
  • Jeff Friesen – JavaJeff is a developer and educator who wrote the very first article on JFXtras for JavaWorld.  He has agreed to contribute his Custom Cursors and Custom Paints to the JFXtras project from his popular java.net articles.  There is some documentation and testing needed before this is ready for release if anyone is interested in volunteering.
  • Till Ballendat – Till created some great widgets for the WidgetFX Contest, and graciously offered to submit some of his components to the JFXtras project.  He has already checked in his MultiLineTextBox component from his Twitter widget.
  • Liu Huasong – Liu (a.k.a. goodsforyou) has started contributing some of his code from real JavaFX projects.  His most recent check-in included some advanced gradients including an HSB variant for Linear and Radial gradients.
  • Simon Morris – Simon, author of the upcoming JavaFX in Action book, has contributed a wipe transitions library.  It needs a little bit of documentation and work, so if anyone is interested in helping to productize this, let me know!

And also the following contributors to the JFXtras Community Site:

  • Carl Dea – Carl was winner of the “Dude, Where’s My Pass?” JavaOne contest, and has become a JavaFX community champion.  He has taken the JFXtras Links page and run with it, so please be sure to check out his latest work.
  • David Armitage – David contributed his JFXMines application to the JFXtras Samples library.  He also prodded me to get the Community Forum going.
  • Sten Anderson – Sten is winner of the JavaFX 25K Challenge, and has released the full source code for his winning entry, Music Explorer FX, to the JFXtras Samples repository.
  • Mark Macumber – Mark is one of our first project members who did early work on charting.  He recently contributed a Hudson charting mash-up to the JFXtras Samples library.

And of course our long-time contributors including: Jim Clarke, Dean Iverson, Keith Combs, Steven Bixby, and Jim Weaver.

If you are interested in joining the JFXtras team, we have plenty of work to go around.  Please drop a note on the JFXtras Developers mailing list and let us know what you are interested in helping out with.

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3 responses

9 08 2009
William Antônio Siqueira

Thanks for the links, all URL’s added in my iGoogle!

How can I help JFXtras?
I have followed his footsteps and published for users of Java in Brazil Javafree.org site, one of the biggest Java community in Brazil.

Thanks For All!!!

9 08 2009
Java desktop links of the week, August 10 | Jonathan Giles

[…] of the JFXtras project, Stephen Chin has blogged that the number of people contributing to the project is continuing to grow, and he has some details of the new contributions available to JFXtras […]

11 08 2009
Eric Wendelin

Excellent! I’d like to help someday when my JavaFX skills aren’t so sucky. Hope to see great progress 🙂

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