Leaving Oracle

by Алекс Руис on January 3, 2011

New year, new adventure!

Today is my last day at Oracle.

I have been working at Oracle for four and half years. It has been a pretty good time! I had the opportunity to work with great engineers, and I’m lucky enough to have them as friends.

It was difficult to leave Oracle without witnessing the release of JavaFX 2.0. All I can tell you is, this release will be the best ever!

I would like to thank all my former coworkers for all the terrific experiences we have shared. I wish you the best luck!

Oh BTW, for those of you wondering where I’m going, I accepted a job at Google. Tomorrow will be my first day there. I don’t know what I will work on yet but I’m sure it will fun! :)

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Richard L. Burton III January 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

It’s good to see you’re moving on Alex. My friend Slava works at Google and I have a few friends that left Google some time back. I hope you enjoy it there.

I’ll drop you an IM sometime later this week.


Richard L. Burton III


Cristian January 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Best wishes !
When JavaFX 2.0 will be released ?


Natalie January 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Good luck with your new job, it’s good to move on to a new job after a few years to gain new knowledge and experiences, life is boring without them!


Alexander Smirnoff January 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Wow! Good luck, Alex. Hope to see you around.


Bob Foster January 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Good luck, Alex. Do great things!


Bora Cobanoglu January 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Good luck Alex!


Alex Ruiz January 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind wishes!!! :)


Chet Haase January 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Welcome aboard, Alex!


Alex Ruiz January 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thanks Chet! :)


Biju January 7, 2011 at 4:50 am

All the Best Alex,

I joined Oracle at the end of 2010(Dec)& was following your blogs on FEST. And thinking to get in touch with you on using FEST for Java FX GUI’s Automation.
Appreciate, if you could guide me.


Alex Ruiz January 7, 2011 at 7:12 am

Thanks Biju,

Right now, it is not possible to use FEST to test JavaFX UIs. The JavaFX 1.x releases were not so Java-friendly, making it hard to create a UI testing framework. JavaFX 2.0 fixes that since it is all written in Java. Once it is released (I forgot the date,) and if my schedule allows, I’ll start building a JavaFX UI testing version of FEST.



Thomas Auzinger January 31, 2011 at 11:49 am

Is there a way to get involved with JavaFX 2.0 development? Is there an early access program or the like?




Alex Ruiz March 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Hi Thomas,

I’m not involved with JavaFX in any way. I’d suggest you to go to http://javafx.com/roadmap/ and sign up for the beta program (or whatever it is called.)



Neil Cochrane March 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Good luck dude!


Alex Ruiz March 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Hey Neil! Thanks! :)

I’ll be pinging you this week to set up a play date for our baby girls!



Alex August 31, 2011 at 12:12 am

Good luck, Alex. Do great things!


Tom April 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

Have you ever found time to finish fest for jfx 2.x?


Alex Ruiz April 7, 2012 at 10:33 am


There won’t be a JavaFX version of FEST. It is a combination of lack of time and motivation.



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