Recent JavaFX reviews from developers


1. Inkscape and JavaFX - Almost There -- Lucas Jordan's Blog, 6/16
Lucas Jordan has looked into whether JavaFX content can be exported from Inkscape or GIMP based on a question presented to his panel at JavaOne. After some research, he discovered Inkscape does, but with a great deal of limitations. He explains his test results in-depth and notes that while it is far from perfect, "this is a really good start, and it is excellent to see JavaFX included in Inkscape at all."
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2. A Game Programming Perspective -- The JavaFX Journey, 6/16
The blogger explains why he believes JavaFX is a good gaming framework/engine, and why the 1.2 release helps enable that in this in-depth post. He says "The future of good interfaces is in widgets, fluidity, and maximizing the users productivity. JavaFX gives you the tools to create a truly unique experience, and will let you re-use your existing Java code."

3. Learning JavaFX -- java.net, 6/14
John O'Conner confesses that he stopped tinkering with, reading about, and writing about JavaFX several years ago believing "JavaFX wasn't ready for prime time." However, he now says "JavaFX certainly seems to be the future of desktop applications," and that for developers who want to continue developing Java desktop user interfaces, "the future is JavaFX."

4. JKstat meet JavaFX -- The Trouble with Tribbles, 6/14
Blogger Peter Tribble was excited at the new availability of JavaFX for Solaris and OpenSolaris and decided to try using JavaFX to make a graphical front-end to JKstat. Although he was able to integrate JKstat and JavaFX, he notes a number of issues he encountered getting it to work to include JavaFX not supporting either Java Collections or Generics, as well as not being able to put the jni shared library directly into the right JavaFX library directory.

5. Installing JavaFX -- Learning JavaFX, 6/13
The blogger writes that there are "3 easy ways to get started with JavaFX Script," noting that although it's very easy to use JavaFX from NetBeans "you have plenty of other options too." He then lists the options to getting all the "tools" necessary to get started with JavaFX.

6. Why JavaFX fits the bill for RIAs -- IT Knowledge Exchange, 6/12
Jan Stafford has posted a video in which she talked with authors Jim Clarke and Eric Bruno about JavaFX. She notes that in the interview they explain how JavaFX "simplifies and improves the RIA development process."

7. JavaFX and Google Maps -- StartClass 0830, 6/11
The blogger writes that he has recently "taken a very keen interest in JavaFX" stating that his "exploration with JavaFX has been very fruitful." He notes JavaFX "is really easy to pick up and to be productive with it in a matter of hours," and then demonstrates a project in which he incorporates Google Maps into a JavaFX application.

8. JavaFX Script as a general purpose language? -- java.net, 6/11
Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein writes in this in-depth analysis that the Java language has come to a dead-end," and says "JavaFX script really could be a very viable candidate to the role of successor or companion to Java as a language for implementation of full Java applications."

9. JavaFX binding is neat, but ... beware -- java.net, 6/11
Fabrizio Giudici writes that he likes binding a lot, but has found some adverse effects that can arise out of its use in JavaFX. He gives an example of how an external class has broken even though it was fine by itself noting "we have injected a problem," and continues to say "this is a worse breakage than breaking information hiding in Java by getters/setters."

10. First look at JavaFX 1.2, Part II -- java.net, 6/10
Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein has been testing JavaFX 1.2 using a series of benchmarks and has noted the "results are surprising," and that "we can see interesting potential (in JavaFX 1.2)."

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