JavaFX and Java EE with Johan Vos!
By Yolande Poirier on Jan 16, 2013
Johan Vos is the co-founder and CTO of LodgOn, a company focused on “Java software for enabling communities.” In an interview, he shares his experience creating applications with JavaFX for the front-end and Java EE in the back-end. For one of clients, he created a badge-based rewarding system, which tracks user participation in social media and at events.
He sees a wealth of opportunities with JavaFX as client development platform and with Java EE as a back-end. The challenge lies in “how you can connect the back-end servers with small devices like tablets, phones and embedded devices.” The opportunity is that “they have one thing in common which is Java”
A member of the GlassFish community, he considers JAX-RS 2.0 as an essential technology and standard. “REST interfaces and the JAX-RS API provide a standard that allows back-end applications to connect with any front-end clients”. He created the open-source project DataFX, “a JavaFX client that connects to any REST based back-end” and the open-source framework DaliCore that manages social media resources in Java EE applications.
Watch the video interview