Update 24 May, 2009: Stephen Chin raises the stakes with the following comment:
"That is a quite a challenge Jim laid on you, Henry. I will up the ante with a promise to display your widget on the big stage as part of the WidgetFX JavaOne presentation if you get it done in time. There is a good tutorial on how to build widgets from my blog.
Update 25 May, 2009: Henry Zhang picks up the gauntlet with the following comment:
think it is a creative idea to put a game as a widget. I will take on
the challenge and hopefully the widget can be demonstrated in JavaOne.
Only a week or so to go. Will let you know the progress by blogging here:
Update 26 May, 2009:
Henry finishes the Pac-Man widget. Check it out at javafxgame.com. Also, just a friendly reminder to reserve the JavaOne Pro JavaFX™ Platform: RIA Enterprise Application Development with JavaFX Technology session that Stephen Chin and I will be presenting. As of May 29, 2009 there are only 96 seats available.
Dear Henry Zhang,
Please attend Stephen Chin and Josh Marinacci's Getting Started with WidgetFX session at JavaOne (or watch the video stream), and tweak your JavaFX Pac-Man game to run as a WidgetFX widget. It would be cool to drag Pac-Man from the WidgetFX dock and devour dots for stress relief :-)
P.S. Congratulations on article #2 in your five part Pac-Man series being published on InsideRIA. It was a pleasure to help (albeit in small ways) with that series.