JavaFX Preview Release

Jeff HoffmanJeff Hoffman is the lead user experience designer working on Java Standard Edition and JavaFX. He's been designing both consumer and developer oriented products since before the boom.

Sun has released the preview version of the JavaFX SDK. JavaFX is a client scripting technology for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs) with immersive media and content across the multiple screens of your life (that currently means the web and Windows/Mac OS X desktops, but will soon include mobile and TV as well).  You can create applications that look like these:

StockWatcher (JavaFX Sample App) 

JavaFX Clock Sample

The xDesign team has been involved in creating the developer network website that you can check out here. We have also worked with numerous writers and engineers on tutorials and samples to show off some of the great features of JavaFX.

Of course, you'll need to have the Java runtime on your system, and the beta of our upcoming Java 6 Update 10 release can be downloaded from here (click on the first orange button labelled JRE 6 Update 10 Beta). And we've already blogged about our involvement in this release.

If you're a blogaholic, then click on over to the JavaFX Blog for lots of interesting stuff.

Comments:

Yay. Sun five years behind the curve as usual.

Posted by SW on August 09, 2008 at 12:45 AM PDT #

Developers and designers are continuously evaluating new entries in to the market, so I think that this competition is just heating up...

Posted by Jeff Hoffman on August 09, 2008 at 06:17 AM PDT #

Cool. Will there be NetBeans plugins to help create these too?

Posted by 柏大衛 on August 15, 2008 at 03:10 PM PDT #

For the preview release there is a NetBeans plugin that works with NB 6.1. You can just download the NetBeans package (with plugin and JavaFX SDK) from http://java.sun.com/javafx/downloads. If you already have NB 6.1, just run this installer and it will install the plugin and SDK to your existing NB.

Posted by Jeff Hoffman on August 16, 2008 at 03:07 AM PDT #

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