After many months of hard work and sweat JavaFX 1.0 is here. This release is important; probably the most important piece of software I have ever had the chance to work on. Today marks the beginning of a new platform. The first time there has ever been a single platform, with a single download of a single SDK, that lets you create programs for the desktop, the web, mobile devices, and (eventually) TVs. All with the same code.
Here are just a few of the features in JavaFX 1.0:
You may have only heard of a few engineers involved in the project, perhaps at a conference like JavaOne. However, JavaFX is the product of many, many talented people have come together to ship this release. From the compiler and tools teams to the runtime and graphics engineers. Marketers, management, testers, doc writers, server admins, and graphic designers; all working hard to create something wonderful.
JavaFX 1.0 is the first release of many, but today marks the beginning of something big. This is the base for creating rich interactive applications filled with your ideas, content, and inspiration. Cross-platform and cross-screen. All built on the power platform engine of Java. Be sure to keep coming back to JavaFX.com.
Over the coming weeks you will see new example code, blog entries, news from the web, and links to killer demos. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go pack for my trip to show off our creation at Devoxx in Belgium. Please download, enjoy, and give us feedback. And above all: