Friday Jan 23, 2009

Positive JavaFX 1.0 review at eWEEK today


This afternoon eWEEK's Chief Technology Analyst Jim Rapoza posted his JavaFX 1.0 review and noted, "the JavaFX platform shows promise of being a very important player in the burgeoning RIA category, and it compares very well with the 1.0 releases of Adobe's and Microsoft's RIA platforms."

Jim installed NetBeans IDE 6.5 for JavaFX 1.0, the JavaFX 1.0 Production Suite and the JavaFX 1.0 SDK to get a closer look at our new RIA solution.
JavaFX
"I found NetBeans IDE 6.5 for JavaFX 1.0 to be a handy tool for learning how to build and edit JavaFX applications. Working hand in hand with the included sample code and the tutorials available at www.javafx.com, I was able to build several simple JavaFX applications," he stated.

Jim noted that he would have liked to have seen more in the area of mobile application development in this release.

He concluded, "Given the potential of the platform, it is worth evaluating for developers interested in additional ways to build and deploy RIAs, especially in areas where the more robust capabilities of Java itself will pay off."

eWEEK Labs has also published a walk-through on JavaFX. You can find this slideshow here.

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