You are probably informed that JavaFX builders are deprecated within Java 8 and will be removed from jfxrt.jar into Java 9.
The first time I saw ‘Builders’, I thought => “Oh, yet another dot-parenthesis bullshit !”. At this time I was reviewing JavaFX 2 beta API to replace our Flex stack, because we really needed multi-threading capabilities for managing complex and big data. (flex was still supported by Adobe…, and yes I’m a RIA fan :). It’s so easy to write cryptic and obfuscated code in ActionScript 3 + MXML.
But I gave them a try and thanks to amazing Eclipse formatter, I have found them nice and really convenient (less verbose and allowing imbrication).
Only stupid developers never change their minds , no ?? :p