Getting started with it is quite easy in NetBeans IDE 7.4 RC 1 because Jaroslav Tulach knows that any technology, in order to succeed, needs a tooling strategy. Here is Jaroslav right before his session started, loudly urging (under the watchful eye of some clearly concerned security guards just outside the frame of the pic below) passersby to attend his bck2brwsr session:
So, to get started, go to Tools | Plugins and search for bck2brwsr, which will lead you to the "HTML/Java Project Support" plugin:
Then you'll find a new project type in the HTML5 category in the New Project wizard, named "HTML5 with Java Application Logic":
Next, take a look at the project structure and code:
Read this for details on the structure and code: http://wiki.apidesign.org/wiki/Bck2Brwsr
And when you deploy the application, you have a JavaFX application:
Finally, if you change the Maven profile, the application can be deployed to the browser:
There will be more in this blog in the coming weeks about bck2brwsr. In this particular entry, you've been shown how easy it is to get started with this project.